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Ancient Egyptian linen: the role of natron and other salts in the preservation and conservation of archaeological textiles; a pilot study

" An understanding of the physical and chemical nature of archaeological textiles is an important prerequisite for their successful conservation treatment, display and storage. Ancient Egyptian linen textiles were examined through a combination of optical microscopy, environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), ion chromatography (IC), and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA). These analytical techniques were used to distinguish between flax fibres, foreign matter present on and within flax fibres, and natron or other salts absorbed into the linen fibres in a form of partial mineralization..."

Author(s):  Marsh-Letts, Glennda Susan
Format:  Book
Publisher:  Australian Digital Theses Program
Source:  Australian Digital Theses Program