Investigation of Biological Growth and Proposed Conservation Strategies of Mohra Moradu Monastery, Taxila Valley
The present study, based on master level research, deals with the identification of Fungi which causes biodegradation of stone monuments. It also proposes the strategies to save monuments from further deterioration. For this purpose a framework was developed to understand the detection of Fungus and strategies to deal with it. Data for this research was collected through extensive field work, lab work and discussion with conservation expert. This study is focused on the monastery of Mohra Moradu in Taxila from where five samples were collected for analysis. On the basis of this study strategies are proposed to cope with microbiological growth and thus save Archaeological monuments for posterity. These strategies will help to prolong the life of monuments as historical and potential site for the promotion of tourism. Conservation of Archaeological monuments is a continuous process same as the disease and their treatments in a human being. So, the conservation experts have to study the material used in the monuments, diagnose its diseases that is a specific biogrowth and then prescribe a suitable remedy for the cure of the disease causing deterioration to the material used in a monuments and so the whole monument from crumbling down if not cured in time1 .
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