Category Archives: Archaeology

Making Mounts for Artifacts.

Post by Shakhawan. In order to show objects in the exhibits of museums in a scientific and modern way that gives an aesthetic value, we have to choose suitable materials for object bases that should have the following characteristics such … Continue reading

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Making Pottery in the Laboratory, 2012

Post by Barnadet. 1. Prepare pure clay in the laboratory and remove dirt. Continue to prepare clay and filter out dirt. Students making pots in the laboratory. Prepare the oven/kiln to fire the clay pots. Extract pieces of fired pottery … Continue reading

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Lion of Babylon

Post by Ahmed. Maintenance of the Lion’s base. Because of the bad structural situation of the Lion’s base which was close to collapse, and because the Lion is one of the most important landmarks in Iraq, the maintenance committee in … Continue reading

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Conservation Documentation

Post by Sara. When we want to conserve an archaeological piece in addition to taking a picture by camera (picture 1) it is good to draw the piece at the same time.  It is good to view all the parts … Continue reading

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Repairing a human skeleton.

Post by Nyan. 1. Dry cleaning with a soft brush to remove the dust and dirt.  We just use dry cleaning because the bone is so fragile we cannot wet clean. 2. Broken pieces were identified for repair. 3. For … Continue reading

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Maintenance of the Ishtar Temple

Post by Mohamed. Editor’s note: One of our Conservation students sent back pictures of work going on at Babylon. Supporting the exterior wall from the right side of the temple with big shoring and scaffoldings to prevent the wall from … Continue reading

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Learning how to stabilize and lift objects from the field.

Post by Dlshad. After exposing a big part of the object, some cracks appeared on the surface of the object.  So it had to be consolidated to be removed safely.

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Excavating fragile artifacts.

Post by Raoaa. صور  لمتدربين  لدورة  المبتدئين  في  المهعد العراقي لصيانة الأثار والتراث , يناقشون  في  حقل  تدريبي  (معد مسبقا ) كيفية  رفع  مجموعة  نماذج  مقلدة  لقطع  مدفونة  في  مربع  دفن واحد , يتناقشون في  أعداد خطة  لأدارة عملية  رفع … Continue reading

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Testing for salts in pottery.

Post by Barnadet. This pottery jar with a spherical shape has a circular base and brown stripes on the body (registration number IM222239 – Iraqi Museum).  I worked on testing for soluble salt by using distilled water after taking a … Continue reading

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Test strips

Post by Nyan Test for nitrates (NO3)  soluble salt Equipment Nitrate test paper Distilled water Dropper I put two drops of distilled water on the jar and then put the test strip (nitrate test paper) on the jar and held … Continue reading

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