STUDY OF DETERIORATION AND DEGRADATION OF OVERLAID WOODEN DOORS IN OTTOMAN CARAVANSARY IN BULAQ,CAIRO, EGYPT
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Conservation dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum University, Egypt
This paper presents an analytical study of the deterioration and degradation phenomena of two overlaid wooden doors from Ottoman period caravansaries: (A) Hassan Pasha caravansary- X century BC - XVI century AD and (B) Ibrahim Sarhan caravansary- X Century BC- XVI Century AD in Bulaq, Cairo, Egypt. To identify the deterioration and degradation in the types of wood used, microbiological study, Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with X-ray Energy Dispersive (SEM-EDX), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) were conducted. The data obtained were used to evaluate the status of conservation of overlaid wooden doors (wood and Iron) and to identify the suitable treatment methods. parts.
wood; Iron; Overlaid; Corrosion; salts; Biodeterioration; Biodegradation; XRD
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