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Nanotechnology used to protect Turkey’s rock tombs

Nanotechnology will be used to restore the ancient rock tombs carved into the cliffs of Dalyan in Southern Turkey.

“The project will be realized through nanotechnology. It will be the first time that nanotechnology is used for cultural assets. This practice on Kaunos’s rock tombs will be an improvement for other cultural assets.”

I??k said when the project is carried out highly specialized powders consisting of nanoparticles will be applied to the rock surfaces in square-centimeter doses. The nanoparticles will be specially designed to be chemically compatible with the rocks and will be used to clean, restore and protect the surfaces of the rock tombs. “In this way, the tombs will be restored and protected.”

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Story: Anatolia News Agency | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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