Inspection Protocols Help Preserve Ancient Chinese Structures
Ancient architecture is an important piece of the cultural heritage of China. Recently, preservation and restoration of historically significant timber structures in China has received much attention. Leading scientists and engineers from Beijing Forestry University and Beijing Research Institute of Architectural Heritage worked in cooperation with Forest Service scientists to develop state-of-the-art inspection procedures for significant Chinese structures, specifically the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Palace Museum located in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
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