publication . Article . 2012

DEGRADATION AND CONSERVATION OF MARBLE IN THE GREEK ROMAN HADRIANIC BATHS IN LEPTIS MAGNA, LIBYA

Nabil.A. ABD EL-TAWAB;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: International Journal of Conservation Science (issn: 2067-533X, eissn: 2067-8223, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Abstract
The Hadrianic Baths is one of the most important archaeological sites in Leptis Magna- Libya. It was built at the command of Emperor Hadrian in the early 2nd century CE; they represent some of the most lavish structures of Leptis Magna. It is unique in design and building technique. It was built of limestone, marble and brick. This paper mainly describes the deterioration of marble. The marble in the monuments can be classified into several types, based on its color, texture, chemical composition and the constituent mineral. The Hadrianic Baths is subjected to severe degradation, due to the climate, which is typically marine. This site suffered from different we...
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free text keywords: Hadrianic Baths, Leptis Magna, marble, weathering, coastal, environment., Fine Arts, N, Arts in general, NX1-820
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Received: April, 17, 2012 Accepted: July, 12, 2012

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