Transportation of archaeological material from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens to IESL – FORTH (Heraklion) in the framework of Project CALLOS

Ms. Maria Pavlou, from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens, visited IESL-FORTH during the week of 12-16 April 2021  in the context of our collaborative research project CALLOS.

Maria accompanied a number of samples selected from various Athenian monuments representing several stone substrates bearing different types of encrustation. These samples will be used for preliminary tests, which will facilitate the development of proper methodologies for the application of diagnostic techniques (also in collaboration with Raymetrics)  and laser cleaning. During the week we had the chance to discuss the needs and limitations of the various cleaning interventions and organize the development of the respective analytical and diagnostic methodologies as well as the management and documentation of the collected data.

It was a very productive week indeed!