By Alan Butler, Christopher Knight

The advice that the Giza pyramids have been laid out to symbolize the celebrities of Orion's belt, with the placement of the River Nile reflecting the Milky means, used to be first recommend by means of the popular writer Robert Bauval in his bestselling e-book The Orion secret. In prior to the Pyramids Knight and Butler show that the British henges have been prepared within the related formation - yet a lot prior. additionally they current irrefutable facts that the astronomical calculations deciding upon the structure of the pyramids might basically were made up of the location of the henges in North Yorkshire. From this they could finish that the pyramids of the pharaohs have been conceived and deliberate in Britain! Their subsequent wonderful discovery takes us to fashionable occasions. they've got stumbled on proof that the entire Megalithic measuring method has survived into the 20 th century. There are examples in Washington, DC - even within the positioning and building of the Pentagon, which used to be in basic terms started out in 1942 and is a precise replica of the scale of Stonehenge, courting to 3,000 BC.

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Documentation is carried out at many levels and at each stage, capturing the object’s condition prior to treatment, results of the analysis and examination, progression of a conservation process, and condition of object after completion of treatment. Consultation and assistance to museum curators and other scholars-researchers Historically curators have used museum objects as the primary reference in their research and exhibited material to educate the public. The curator’s main objective was therefore the object’s usage.

Exhibitions, communicating and educating come only later in the conceptual order of things” (Donahue, 2004: 4). In an ideal world all objects in a museum should be well taken care of. Unfortunately, museum operations reflect a real-world dilemma; museums are underfunded and understaffed, which has a direct impact on the quality of collections care. This situation is uniformly noted in all countries, as indicated in periodically conducted surveys. As Knell mentioned in 1994 and repeated in 2001 in his Introduction to Care of Collections, “much of the world remains in deep recession – a recession which has produced a worldwide cut in museum staff, and museum closures” (Knell, 2001: 3).

How do we preserve those objects if any intervention and introduction of conservation materials will inevitably change their composition and will obscure the evidence? This ongoing debate began in the 1980s and continues to this day (Drumheller and Kaminitz, 1994) There is no clear answer or clean-cut formula that can be applied. In an ideal situation the decisions regarding care and maintenance of a particular object or collection are reached among the curators collaborating with conservators and the advocates representing the culture that produced a particular object.

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