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A Note on the Conservation of a Thousand Year Old Boat

In 1979 a thousand year old boat was excavated on the site of Shanghai's ancient beach. The water content of the keel was as high as 837%. Several gunwale timbers were hardwood in which the water content reached 302%. The boat was preserved by freeze-drying using the winter climate. Although the... Full description

1st Person: Lan, Zhang
Source: in Studies in conservation : the journal of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Vol. 40, No. 3 (1995), p. 189-193
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1995
Keywords: research-article
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