The Restoration of the Largest Archaelogical Discovery - A Chemical Problem: Conservation of the Polychromy of the Chinese Terracotta Army in Lintong

by Heinz Langhals, Daniela Bathelt
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition ()
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The conservation of the polychromy of the terracotta army of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuangdi represents a special problem because of the deterioration of the ground layer consisting of organic material. This was triggered due to it having spent more than 2200 years in water-saturated soil. The consolidation of the polychromy was achieved through polymerisation of a specially adapted combination of monomers.

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