conservation image Conservation at the Core of Archaeological Strategy: The Case of Ancient Urkesh at Tell Mozan

View of the metal cages or frames that encase the Royal Palace walls as part of a preservation strategy developed and implemented jointly by the archaeologists and conservators on the archaeological team. Set close to but not touching the walls, the frames rest on the ground without intruding into it. The components are modular for easy removal, yet interlocked to provide stability. Photo: The International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies