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Sakr and Ghaly  

Full Length Research Paper

Deterioration, Conservation and Reconstruction of the Vizir Ankh M B3st Tomb at Tell Basta, Lower Egypt: A Case Study


Akmal Ali. Sakr1*, Mohamed Farouk. Ghaly2


1Conservation Department, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), Cairo, Egypt
2Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Corresponding author email: akmlsakr@yahoo.com; Tel: +201065620487; Fax: +20552308213

Received July 25, 2018; Accepted August 20, 2018



The tomb of vizier ankh m bast at Tell Basta is exposed to different deterioration agents, such as subsurface water, microorganisms, higher plants and neighborhood from the cultivated land. Stone blocks were reassembled together by stainless steel bars using Epoxy CY 218. The missing parts were filled using a paste similar to the original composition of stone, lower than the original surfaces by 3 mm to comply with conservation ethics.

Keywords: Tell Basta, Ankh m b3st, Epoxy, Paraloid B72, Higher plants


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