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Table 1 Characteristics of the analysed samples and the type of analyses performed on each sample

From: The deterioration process of limestone in the Anahita Temple of Kangavar (West Iran)

Sample Location Sample type Feature Analytical methods
K1 Temple (South) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone OM, SEM–EDS
K2 Temple (South) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone OM, SEM–EDS
K3 Temple (South) Stone Detached piece of a stone block XRF, XRD, This section Petrography
K4 Temple (South) Stone Detached piece of a stone block XRF, XRD, This section Petrography
K5 Temple (Northwest) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone SEM–EDS
K6 Temple (Northwest) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone OM, SEM–EDS
K7 Temple (Northwest) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone OM
K8 Temple (Northwest) Stone Surface layer of deteriorated stone SEM–EDS
K9 Temple (East) Sediment Sediment on the stone surface XRD
K10 Temple (East) Stone, Lichen Biological colonisation on the stone surface OM, SEM–EDS
K11 Temple (East) Stone Detached piece of a stone block XRF, XRD
M1 Chel Maran quarry Stone Intact stone core from quarry XRD
M2 Chel Maran quarry Stone Intact stone core from quarry OPT
M3 Chel Maran quarry Stone Intact stone core from quarry OPT
M4 Chel Maran quarry Stone Intact stone core from quarry OPT