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The Sgraffito-Adobe technique in the Puna Argentina

Arriving in the village Yavi, province of Jujuy late afternoon from la Quiaca, nearby the border between Argentina and Bolivia, it was quite cold and nobody’s around. 

 

Mari Sol's dog Mancha looking for us

 

When we decided to stay in a family house to better understand the Native Andes Culture & Life a dog found us en la Calle Reconquista and took us to his home where Mari Sol greeted us with a smile. 

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Murals Rediscovered at Qusayr ‘Amra

The second season of conservation work at Qusayr ‘Amra Jordan wrapped up on November 30. The site, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, dates to the early eighth century and was a lodge and bath complex for an Umayyad caliph.

 

Qusayr ‘Amra, Jordan

 

The unique early Islamic murals on the interior are among the most important surviving from that period. This season saw the conservation of the exterior-including the repointing and consolidation of walls damaged by floods in 1994 and the dome and barrel vaults of the caldarium-as well as work to clean and stabilize the murals, many of which have been obscured for decades. 

 

The conservation of the early Islamic murals

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