US-Egypt Coopertive Research: Mitigating the Deterioration of Monuments from the Effects of Evaporating Shallow Groundwater

Project: Research project

Project Details


0420777 Parizek Description: This award is to support cooperative research between a U.S. team headed by Dr. Richard Parizek, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania and Dr. Abdel Raouf Abul Hassan, Geological Survey of Egypt and Mining Authority, Cairo, Egypt. Shallow groundwater levels, coupled with concentrations of salt, dissolved solids and biological compounds, are causing rapid and significant deterioration or monuments and other structures at numerous locations in Egypt. At Hierakonopolis, a variety of monuments and materials are being degraded. The problem of rapid deterioration has become more acute since the initiation of new irrigation practices in 1995. Year-round flood irrigation of the fields ensures a uniformly high water table

Effective start/end date9/1/048/31/06


  • National Science Foundation: $35,000.00
  • National Science Foundation: $35,000.00


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