nmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into op
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Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat
2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊form is already in use with a number of preliminary experiments already carried out.
Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural
and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊女神会所
The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under
standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.
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and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da
mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊
Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u
npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊女神会所
Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca
demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and
urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊
With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c
an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.
2019微信红包接龙群二维码千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc
h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.