Day 6 Lime Training in Ethiopia
Day 6 of the lime training course was the Promoting Tourism through Conserving Heritage Conference
Linked to the lime and conservation training for masons and craftspeople in Gondor, Ethiopia was an associated conference for professionals. The first day concentrated on understanding building defects including damage to the fabric of ruins and standing building by water, salts, vegetation growth, insect and termite attack and timber rot and the inappropriate damaging restoration works.
For one such example we looked the Zobel’s Mausoleum dedicated to emperor’s Yohannes I’s famous Horse. This has been restored in the 1930-40’s by the Italians but is now in a very poor state of repair and requires significant conservation works.
The Conference was opened and closed by excellent Traditional Ethiopian dancers.
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Promoting Heritage through Interpretation Conference
An initial assessment of the Historic Importance of Site of the Thermal Bath Site, Gonder
Training in understanding the historic plasters of Ethiopia
Do not assume every mortar was created from a hot lime mix
The Cistern at Danqas