Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 16-20
Conservation of Archaeological Limestone False Doors Applied on a Door No. 1755 at Atfiyah Museum Store – Egypt
Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Presidential Museums and Palaces Restoration Authority, Ministry of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt
Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, South Valley University, Luxor, Egypt
Received: Feb. 13, 2019;       Accepted: Mar. 19, 2019;       Published: May 15, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.allc.20190401.12      View  574      Downloads  91
Stone false doors are considered one of history writing resources, within them, a lot of topics belonged to ancient Egyptian religious rites can be described, some of them contains inscriptions depict sacrifice forms of Egyptian gods and goddess, and with the false door, dead's soul can entre and go out between the world of living and the dead, there are a lot of limestone objects stored at Atfiyah museum store – Ministry of Antiquities – Egypt which known for the archaeologists as (Ali El-Kholy museum store), these objects exposed to many deterioration factors that threaten them especially the false doors. The research aims to shed the light on one of limestone false doors (no. 1755), samples were taken to identify the components and deterioration phenomenon, examined and analyzed to set a tight plan of conservation processes, first, mechanical and chemical cleaning were done to remove dust and clay deposits, then the weak surface were consolidated to save the important inscriptions.
Conservation, Archaeological Limestone False Doors, Atfiyah Museum Store, Cleaning, Inscriptions, Cultural Heritage
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Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Conservation of Archaeological Limestone False Doors Applied on a Door No. 1755 at Atfiyah Museum Store – Egypt, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 16-20. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20190401.12
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