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  1. Research on digital cultural heritage is concerned with the implementation of projection mapping (PJM) technologies, projection viewing, and interactive programs at cultural heritage sites. As PJM technology h...

    Authors: Hengyi Li and Hiromu Ito
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:52
  2. Records from a popular series at The National Archives were found to bear warning labels that they have been bound using a ‘poisonous insecticidal solution’. Research into historic sources suggested that the a...

    Authors: Lora V. Angelova, Sadat Nawaz, Barbara Kafadaroğlu, Boaz Paz, Francisco Moreta, Helen Woollaston, Marc Vermeulen and Juergen Vervoorst
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:51
  3. In this paper, the organic pigments indigo and isatin were detected by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in The Mural of Four Buddhas which is in Cave 3 from the ancient Chinese Tiantishan grottoes...

    Authors: Jiaxian Li, Zongren Yu, Biwen Shui, Yinshui Yu, Yuan Tian, Xin Li, Runquan Wang, Wanping Chen, Yuerong Zhang, Kai Song, Gaofeng Shi and Guoying Wang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:50
  4. The gelatine emulsions used in historical photographs can shrink and become brittle under alternating dry–wet environmental conditions, which would result in curling and fracture of the gelatin paper photograp...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Liu, Junchang Yang, Yuhu Li, Daodao Hu and Ran Chen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:49
  5. The quality and quantity of thermo-hygrometric data are essential to carry out an appropriate assessment of the microclimate from a preventive conservation standpoint in those spaces where the artefacts to be ...

    Authors: Ignacio Díaz-Arellano, Manuel Zarzo, Cristina Aransay, Sara González de Aspuru Hidalgo, Jaime Laborda and Angel Perles
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:48
  6. Tapestries and especially pile carpets can be challenging objects for assessing their photosensitivity by microfading: they are often made of relatively thick yarns resulting in a non-flat airy surface. For th...

    Authors: Giulia Vannucci, Salwa Joram, Anna Beselin and Stefan Röhrs
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:47
  7. In the field of cultural heritage protection, it is significant to establish a reliable ID (identifier) for valuable cultural and artistic items. At present, the identification of ancient cultural relics is ma...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Jin, Xiufeng Wang, Xinqiang Cao and Chaohua Xue
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:46
  8. Historical gardens are a significant part of the cultural heritage. Exploration of such gardens is an important element of education. A particular challenge is to increase the accessibility of these facilities...

    Authors: A. Zwirowicz-Rutkowska, A. Mościcka, A. Araszkiewicz, J. Wabiński and D. Kiliszek
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:45
  9. Archaeological textiles are suitable material for radiocarbon dating as they are mainly made of organic matter, such as plant and/or animal fibres. Radiocarbon dating provides objective age estimates of archae...

    Authors: Christina Margariti, Gabriela Sava, Tiberiu Sava, Mathieu Boudin and Marie-Louise Nosch
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:44
  10. A knob bow fibula (Bügelknopffibel) of the Leutkirch type, which typologically belongs to the second half of the 4th and early 5th century CE, was excavated in 2018 in the Roman city of Augusta Raurica, present-d...

    Authors: Sayani Biswas, Isabel Megatli-Niebel, Lilian Raselli, Ronald Simke, Thomas Elias Cocolios, Nilesh Deokar, Matthias Elender, Lars Gerchow, Herbert Hess, Rustem Khasanov, Andreas Knecht, Hubertus Luetkens, Kazuhiko Ninomiya, Angela Papa, Thomas Prokscha, Peter Reiter…
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:43
  11. Ancient Chinese books are of great significance to historical research and cultural inheritance. Unfortunately, many of these books have been damaged and corroded in the process of long-term transmission. The ...

    Authors: Zheng Wenjun, Su Benpeng, Feng Ruiqi, Peng Xihua and Chen Shanxiong
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:42
  12. The exhibition Cézanne Drawing at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brought together an exceptional group of works on paper from public and private collections across the globe. Recognizing the inherent light sensi...

    Authors: Abed Haddad, Laura Neufeld and Ana Martins
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:39
  13. The main goal of the present work is to determine the hand that has written two newly discovered documents in Romania. For giving the proper answer, the authors introduced the notion of “Ideal Representative”,...

    Authors: Athanasios Rafail Mamatsis, Eirini Mamatsi, Constantinos Chalatsis, Dimitris Arabadjis, Pandora Kampouri and Constantin Papaodysseus
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:38
  14. The Ajuda Songbook is an exceptional illuminated manuscript being the only surviving codex of Galician-Portuguese secular poetry; it was produced in the end of the thirteenth century, beginning of the fourteen...

    Authors: Márcia Vieira, Paula Nabais, Rafael Javier Díaz Hidalgo, Maria J. Melo and Federica Pozzi
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:37
  15. We characterised the microstructure of sandstone from the Msene locality (Czech Republic) by combining X-ray computed micro-tomography, back-scattered electron imaging, chemical composition analysis and textur...

    Authors: Pavel Capek, Martin Vesely, Milos Svoboda, Monika Remzova, Radek Zouzelka, Milan Kocirik, Libor Brabec and Jiri Rathousky
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:36
  16. Architectural heritage is a testament to human and natural development, and the process of human social development can be glimpsed through the study and exploration of heritage. However, in the long history o...

    Authors: Ziyi Zhang, Yiquan Zou and Wei Xiao
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:35
  17. Recently found historical jewellery (Czech Republic) was subjected to detailed analyses to determine the gem inlays and the gold framework in which they are embedded. Such find fits into European jewellery arc...

    Authors: Radek Hanus, Kamil Sobek, Kamil Souček, Lubomír Staš, Lucie Georgiou and Alena Selucká
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:33
  18. This paper outlines the use of bidirectional reflectance measurements for the characterisation and evaluation of appearance changes in gilded surfaces caused by varnishing and cleaning. Oil and water gilding m...

    Authors: Yoko Arteaga, Diane Marchioni, Stéphanie Courtier, Clotilde Boust and Jon Y. Hardeberg
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:31
  19. Recently, research on outstanding universal value (OUV) protection and tourism development at World Natural Heritage sites (WNHSs) has attracted scholarly attention. The aesthetic value of natural landscapes i...

    Authors: Shirong Zhang, Kangning Xiong, Guangyu Fei, Haipeng Zhang and Yongbi Chen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:30
  20. This paper uses a combination of EDXRF and LA-ICP-MS to analyse the chemical components including major elements and REE composition of the accompanying celadon from four different periods of tomb at the Yutu ...

    Authors: Feng Yuan, Zihan Li, Sheng Hu, YuLu Wang, Hongmei Chen, Lala Jia, Long Liu, Jian Gao, Yongbin Yu, Jinwei Li, Qiang Wu and Qijiang Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:27
  21. In this paper, we propose a method for creating a ceramic Venus figurine replica from a mold in the Museum of Ceramic Techniques collection in Koło, Poland stored at the museum for many years. Moreover, none o...

    Authors: Sunita Saha, Anna Tomkowska, Jacek Martusewicz and Robert Sitnik
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:26
  22. Wooden panel paintings are among the most important historical and artistic artworks from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. Currently, they represent a challenge for conservators and scientists who f...

    Authors: Lorenzo Riparbelli, Paola Mazzanti, Chiara Manfriani, Luca Uzielli, Ciro Castelli, Giovanni Gualdani, Luciano Ricciardi, Andrea Santacesaria, Sandra Rossi and Marco Fioravanti
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:25
  23. In this work, pigments of majolicas made between the sixteenth century and eighteenth century from Gerace have been characterized by micro-Raman spectroscopy. Majolica, known also as pottery, was originally us...

    Authors: Irene Barba Castagnaro, Antonello Nucera, Riccardo Cristoforo Barberi and Marco Castriota
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:24
  24. The Post-2015 UN Development Agenda includes culture and links the preservation of cultural heritage (CH) to sustainable development. In principle, sustainable redevelopment of CH should preserve historical qu...

    Authors: Pelagia Gawronek and Tomasz Noszczyk
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:23
  25. Currently, there is a tendency to use Islamic Geometric Patterns (IGPs) as important identities and cultural elements of building design in the Middle East. Despite high demand, lack of information about the p...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Ranjazmay Azari, Mohammadreza Bemanian, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Axel Körner and Jan Knippers
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:22
  26. According to the final report of the European Union OMC expert group on strengthening cultural heritage resilience for anthropogenic climate change, the impacts of climate change, particularly extreme weather ...

    Authors: Lola Kotova, Johanna Leissner, Matthias Winkler, Ralf Kilian, Stefan Bichlmair, Florian Antretter, Jürgen Moßgraber, Jürgen Reuter, Tobias Hellmund, Katharina Matheja, Michael Rohde and Uwe Mikolajewicz
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:18
  27. In paper degradation studies, the viscosity-average degree of polymerisation (DPv) is often used as a key indicator of the extent of degradation of cellulosic paper. DPv can be deduced from the viscosity of dilut...

    Authors: Siavash Maraghechi, Anne-Laurence Dupont, Ruth Cardinaels, Sabrina Paris-Lacombe, Johan P. M. Hoefnagels, Akke S. J. Suiker and Emanuela Bosco
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:15
  28. Scientific cognition and assessment of threats to cultural heritage and surrounding landscapes are prerequisites for targeted management and protection of cultural heritage. This study took 530 city sites in t...

    Authors: Wei Li, Ruixia Yang, Lijie Yan, Yihan Xie, Honghao Liu and Fulong Chen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:14
  29. The Rockery is often a key element of a Classical Chinese Garden. It’s exquisite detailed physical characteristics a major contributor to artistic value, aesthetic appeal, and the carrier of historical and cul...

    Authors: Chen Yang, Xiaorong Han, Hangbin Wu, Feng Han, Chaoxu Wei and Leigh Shutter
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:13
  30. This work proposes the virtual restoration of the Bodhidharma polychrome sculpture from the Lingyan Temple in China. Based on scientific analyses and simulation experiments, exterior colours and textures were ...

    Authors: Yongdong Tong, Youzhen Cai, Austin Nevin and Qinglin Ma
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:12
  31. Beeswax is a product of honeybees (Apis mellifera) and has been used extensively through time, especially as the primary component in medieval sealing wax for authenticating millions of documents. Today, these se...

    Authors: Tuuli M. Kasso, Renée Enevold, Samuel Johns, Guillermo Rangel-Piñeros, Alberto J. Taurozzi, Alister Sutherland, Max Ramsøe, Lora V. Angelova, Mélanie Roffet-Salque, Matthew J. Collins and Christian Carøe
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:11
  32. Bulging is a common disease suffered by ancient city walls, especially clay brick walls. Bulging affects or even threatens the stability of outer structures of ancient city walls. Therefore, accurate identific...

    Authors: Yungang Hu, Baicheng Feng and Miaole Hou
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:10
  33. The discoloration of pigments caused by deterioration may significantly alter an artifact's original pattern and design, which could have an impact on its intended meaning. The green pigments containing copper...

    Authors: Ling Shen, Chenya Wang, Jiachen Zhang, Biao Cui, Suimin Zhu and Jianqiang Mao
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:9
  34. Hyperspectral imaging technology is a research hotspot in the field of cultural heritage protection. It can be used to quickly and noninvasively obtain detailed spectral information from the surfaces of cultur...

    Authors: Zhenhua Gao, Mingyi Du, Ning Cao, Miaole Hou, Wanfu Wang and Shuqiang Lyu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:8
  35. For the first time, this paper systematises the medieval preparation of black writing inks found in the important thirteenth century Andalusian technical treatise written by Muhammad ibn Idrīs ibn al-Qalalūsī ...

    Authors: Rafael Javier Díaz Hidalgo, Ricardo Córdoba, Hermine Grigoryan, Márcia Vieira, Maria J. Melo, Paula Nabais, Vanessa Otero, Natércia Teixeira, Sara Fani and Hossam Al-Abbady
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:7
  36. Illuminated manuscripts are relatively well studied, but the available publications greatly focus on religious manuscripts of a geographically limited area. In contrast, technical examinations of illuminated l...

    Authors: Verónica Mercado-Oliveras and Jocelyn Alcántara-García
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:6
  37. El-Gendi Fortress is a unique geo-archaeological site in Sinai, Egypt. It reflects the progress of the Islamic military architecture during Saladin’s reign (Salah ad-din al Ayyubi), the founder of the Ayyubid ...

    Authors: Hesham M. El-Asmar, Tamer H. El-Eraky and Maysa M. N. Taha
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:3

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