Identification of Groundwater's Type in Sarabium Archaeological Site – Atfiyah – Egypt and Its Microbiological Effect
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 67-77
Received: Jun. 19, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 30, 2016; Published: Aug. 29, 2016
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Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Restoration Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Abdel Hamid Kafafy, Restoration Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Restoration Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
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Abstract
Sarabium archaeological site locates in Atfiyah center – Egypt, it belonged to 26th dynasty, the site suffers from the groundwater which affects badly on the deterioration of the building materials there, many microorganisms grow on lime stone carved coffins and ruins, they produce organic compounds which react with lime stone and turn to soluble salts, this is called biological weathering of the lime stone. This research will include the identification of the ground water's type and the microorganisms grown, their visible effect.
Keywords
Sarabium Archaeological Site, Ground Water, Microorganisms, Limestone
To cite this article
Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Abdel Hamid Kafafy, Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Identification of Groundwater's Type in Sarabium Archaeological Site – Atfiyah – Egypt and Its Microbiological Effect, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 67-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20160405.13
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