Importance of database in restoration and preservation of historical tall structures


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Importance of database in restoration and preservation of historical tall structures

Haider M. Mekkiyah

Monuments and historical buildings have cultural, historical and artistic significance and it needs continuous restoration works. Examples of these structures are Egyptian pyramids, Washington monument, Eiffel tower, Piza leaning tower and many others. Tall historical structures, such as masonry towers and minarets, are vulnerable to deterioration from extreme weather conditions, nearby developments and occupation. As a result, the safety of these structures is affected. Due to their cultural heritage value, theses structures are considered more important than other ordinary structures. Restoration and preservation of these structures should be given priority by governments. Most of the ancient tall structures were constructed for religion purposes. In ancient Mesopotamia, tall structures were constructed from mud bricks and used as religious temples for worship of the gods. These structures were called Ziggurats and many of them still exist in Iraq and subjected to restoration and preservation works...

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To cite this article: Mekkiyah HM. Importance of database in restoration and preservation of historical tall structures. Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research 2018;6:1.

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