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    [automatically translated] processing within the Risk Map of Cultural Heritage in Sicily, were taken carefully into account the characteristics of some archaeological sites, through the testing of methodologies and techniques already successfully applied to the investigation of porous rocks and geological formations. Cultural Heritage is relatively widespread in the island thanks to past civilizations, providing numerous opportunities to study both in the country, both in the lab, setting the stage for subsequent additions and processing of collected data. The materials of historical monuments belong to different sedimentary soils, which have a relative geological complexity. These rocks generally have a high porosity, which can lead to a noticeable deterioration of the places where the testimonies of the past, as well as of such monuments. Means here to investigate some properties of sites and monuments included in the Cultural Heritage of Sicily and belonging, among others, to Ancient Greece and the Bronze Age. These, probably subjected to high vulnerability against dell'ingressione more or less contaminated water, are positively been the subject of study for the characterization of those phenomena that are, directly or indirectly, connected with the absorption of liquids. Among the most suitable methods the exploration of sites and materials, have been - in the first instance - considered non-destructive physical techniques such as XRD, XRF, NMR and CT scans, comparing the data on samples with in situ measurements. In detail, Here they are considered some rock samples from archaeological sites of Agrigento and Noto. Moreover, in view of the high vulnerability to pollution presented by porous formations of the same archaeological sites and the ancient quarries of extraction, is mentioned, the results of recent studies of landslide risk in archaeological areas and the opportunity given by surveys this type for the purpose of the overall archaeological risk definition.
    Original languageItalian
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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