|Name of project:|
|Hal Saflieni Hypogeum|
|Country:||Area of study:|
|UNESCO – National Museum of Archaeology, Malta|
|To define the geo-structural and hydrogeological situation of the site, in order to determine the causes of hydric seepage and stagnation, high humidity with development of organisms, degradation of wall paintings|
|Composition of the working group:|
|2 geologists, 1 technical draftsman|
|Detailed geological and structural surveys were carried out in situ, aimed at the measurement of rock bedding, fault and fracture planes and the correlation with hydric occurrences, in order to reconstruct the possible paths followed by fluids, both natural and human waste. The field measurements were integrated with those carried out by aerial photographs.
The study also took into account the chemical characteristics of waters and human pressure existing outside the archaeological complex, including water supply and sewerage networks.
A map outlining the boundaries of risk areas was produced, defined by those zones where water seepage could reach the levels of the Hypogeum, representing their path of movement and suggesting all the available actions to stop them
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