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International Congress “Monument Future – Decay and Conservation of Stone” in September 2020 at the University of Göttingen in Germany

Experts from all over the world will discuss the current state of research and practical examples from damage analysis and stone restoration

Micellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Ring Grips with super-thin stone “so you don’t drop your phone” is how Mikol Marmi describes its newest product

U.S. Geological Survey releases first-ever comprehensive geologic map of the moon

Researchers merged new and old data from Apollo and recent satellite missions to develop a unified description of the stratigraphy, or rock layers, of our nearest neighbor in space

Redefine the existing cemeteries or alternative sites of burial as „spaces for mourning”

Scientific studies in Germany have shown the importance of saying goodbye and the role of individual rituals in this context

It was a rapid climate extreme that brought down Niniveh, once the biggest city in the world

An abrupt 60-year megadrought weakened the Assyrian state so much that its capital could be overrun by Babylonians and Medes who could rely on irrigation

Using the immaterial cultural property (stonemasonry know-how) to preserve the material cultural assets (stone ruins)

The German Archaeological Institute runs two projects not far from the Sea of Galilee in Umm Qays in Jordan

Miscellaneous

On April 15, 2020, the fire disaster almost destroyed Notre-Dame in Paris. In a detailed article, Science magazine has gathered expert information on the cathedral’s limestone

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