Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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Suggested Citation:
Thompson, Elizabeth T. (2011). Documentation and Evaluation of the Conditions of the 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, from Gordion, Turkey and Recommendations for its Conservation and Treatment. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


The purpose of this report was to begin to consider options for how to improve the state of preservation and conservation of the Megaron 2 Mosaic. Archival documentation was gathered and a preliminary conditions assessment was performed. Research was conducted to find comparable projects that could establish a framework to help create a conservation plan for the mosaic. Finally, a phased program was created to guide the planning process. This information has been compiled in this thesis in order to establish a solid base on which future work can be built.



Date Posted: 04 May 2012