AS: Seems to me there was a lot of 1800s graffiti in
>there....... any of that coated too?
>SC: It is a good and fair question but it must be addressed to
At the moment I don't really care what he thinks here.... if there is not "precipitation" on the modern graffiti from the 1800s it's irrelevant to this discussion. Salt crystallization on the limestone walls is described in the original liturature from the 1800s right? I presume it was cleaned off sometime afterwards (in your case apparently right away so this "forgery" could be made, I wonder how long that cleaning would take)...... why has this crystallization come back so rather selectively if it is also a modern geological phenomena?
>Another question would be whether the chemical
>makeup of different types of paint could cause crystalisation
>to occur at different rates.
Apparently at a rate of a visible 0% and that's including the surrounding Tura limestone. How does it come out of the paint as a "precipitation" over the paint itself.... specifically? There was salt crystallization on other parts of the pyramid's inner Tura limestone that were not painted........
>I presume also there would be
>crystalisation upon the Roman graffiti found in the
Why....... is it on Tura limestone too or exposed to the mosture that is transporting the salt so it can be a "precipitation"?
Archae Solenhofen (firstname.lastname@example.org)