Marble Discoloration at the Taj Mahal: A Proposed Explanation

Hicks, B.B. and Kumari, Manju (1987) Marble Discoloration at the Taj Mahal: A Proposed Explanation. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 325-332. [Book Section]

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The pattern of marble discoloration at the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, appears to be most prevalent in areas that are both shaded from early morning sun and protected from rainfall. An explanation, based on atmospheric modelling concepts, will be presented that attributes, at least in part, the discoloration to the silultaneous occurence of high concentrations of pollutants and condensation on the marble surfaces in the early morning

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Hicks, B.B.UNSPECIFIED
Kumari, ManjuUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monument; marble; deterioration; discoloration; air pollution; moisture; World Heritage List
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 06. Analysis of materials
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Taj Mahal, India
UNESCO WHC Number: 252
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 10:57
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/717

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