A study on the state of conservation of the Roman Necropolis of Carmona (Sevilla, Spain)



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Sánchez Moral, Sergio and Cañaveras, Juan Carlos and Benavente, David and Fernández Cortés, Angel and Cuezva, S. and Elez, Javier and Jurado, Valme and Rogerio Candelera, Miguel Angel and Saiz Jiménez, Cesareo (2018) A study on the state of conservation of the Roman Necropolis of Carmona (Sevilla, Spain). Journal of Cultural Heritage, 34 . pp. 185-197. ISSN 1296-2074, ESSN: 1778-3674

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2018.02.019


The Roman Necropolis of Carmona (Sevilla, Spain) has experienced a severe deterioration since the accidental discovery in 1868 and subsequent archaeological excavations starting in 1882. To this deterioration contributed the location in a soft calcarenite rock quarry, the adverse environmental conditions and the numerous and extensive wrong archaeological and managing interventions along more than a century. The cultural, artistic and religious importance of this Necropolis converts the protection and conservation of this archaeological site in a major issue. This work present the data obtained in a multidisciplinary research were geology, geomorphology, micro-environmental and climatic monitoring, rock petrophysical characterization, description of weathering forms and biological colonization were considered in order to propose corrective measures to minimize deterioration.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Roman Necropolis, Weathering, Deterioration, Biological colonization, Calcarenite, Mortars, Stuccos
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
Humanities > History > Archaeology
ID Code:55575
Deposited On:03 Jun 2019 17:59
Last Modified:01 Jan 2020 00:01

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