The Effects of Modern Restoration Techniques on the Prehistoric Temples of the Maltese Islands

Tampone, Gennaro and Vannucci, Sergio (1987) The Effects of Modern Restoration Techniques on the Prehistoric Temples of the Maltese Islands. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 484-491. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The prehistoric megalithic temples of the Maltese islands are the result of the combined ingeniousness, skikk and hard work of whole communities. The builders made use of the reciprocal weight of the blocks leaning one against the other and of a system of emeddments and bosses. The temples are undergoing severe and rapid degradation which began soon after their excavation.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Tampone, GennaroUNSPECIFIED
Vannucci, SergioUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: megalitic temples; degradation; weathering; restoration techniques; deterioration; prehistoric site; World Heritage List
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 21. Prehistoric sites
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Megalithic Temples of Malta, Malta
UNESCO WHC Number: 132
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2011 09:31
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 09:31
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/738

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