The megalithic Stonehenge monument in England will undergo major maintenance work for the first time in more than 60 years to repair cracks and holes caused by wind and rain erosion. report The Independent.
The laser scans detected erosion in the lintel stones of the structure, while various specialists also found damage to the joints and the concrete mass.
“About 4,500 years of being hit by wind and rain has created cracks and holes in the stone’s surface. This essential work will protect the features that make Stonehenge such a place. distinctive“stressed the main curator of the monument, Heather Sebire, adding that the arrangements will be finalized in 15 days.
In particular, the technicians will change the concrete mix for lime mortar, which will provide greater breathability.