Thousands of years of historical buildings will be protected with a special solution


Prof. Dr. It ensures that the structures such as liquid, stone, concrete and adobe, which Osman Özsoy and his two teammates produced as a result of their work lasting about 7 months, are protected from external factors such as snow, rain, sun and wind.

Özsoy told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they produce special solutions to contribute to the preservation of historical and natural artifacts.

Stating that restoration work is a very serious task, Özsoy said, “Our biggest disadvantage in terms of protection is factors such as geography and climate. In our country, which has beauties such as Kültepe Mound and Koramaz Valley, we realized that the biggest problem was the protection of adobe buildings, and we did a study about what we can do about it. . ” said.

Özsoy explained that the solution they developed as a result of the study could also be used in the protection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.

Emphasizing that they have carried out pioneering studies on the application areas of the solution, Özsoy continued as follows:

“Despite the macro cracks in the adobe, we applied the solution to the surface. This solution did not remain like a varnish above and went down below the surface. It formed a wall along the entire surface. It formed a molecular structure while creating the wall. However, it also caused the formation of a hydrophobic structure. The solution.” The adobe material we applied was left in the rain, snow, winter. Normally, this time, staying in these weather conditions accelerates the damage of adobe. “

Özsoy added that the test studies of the effect of the solution on the material will continue to be carried out with an architecture faculty in the city that made a proposal to work.

“We will see its pros and cons better, it is very promising for us.”

Head of Kültepe Excavation Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu stated that the biggest problem of archaeological excavations is protection.

Underlining that it is important to preserve cultural assets for presentation to visitors, Kulakoğlu said, “If you suddenly reveal the cultural property that has been under the ground for 3, 4, 10 thousand years, it is very likely to be destroyed. Our duty as archaeologists is to protect the remains. We will evaluate them, work and analyze them, but on the other hand, we need to ensure that these cultural assets and ruins that we have unearthed reach beyond us in some way. ” used the expressions.

Kulakoğlu reminded that the structures unearthed were partially protected by various methods, and continued as follows:

“We benefited from nano technology for a while. We could not get rid of this destruction in any way. Now there is a liquid developed by Hoca and his team. We wanted to do small applications in a few places. We have been experimenting for a while to see if it protects. Open air, wind, rain, land, The actual work will start in the next excavation period and we will want to use this solution systematically in certain places during that excavation period. Of all the techniques we apply, we see that it is both a cheaper and a more effective solution. “

Stating that they will use this solution in the areas to be unearthed during the excavations, especially on the mudbrick walls, Kulakoğlu said, “After that, I am sure that we will see the pros and cons of this better. This is very promising for us. It is a solution that will make the work of the Front Asian archaeologists very easy. not, we have areas turned into burnt coal, the protection of them, wood and stones can also be used in the same way. ” he spoke.