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Recommendation 2 :
Analysis work being done in preparation for structural consolidation has brought to light the advanced decay being suffered by many stone blocks on various structures.
It is therefore imperative, for the conservation of materials in keeping with current standards, to bring in, whenever necessary, the specific skills of a stone restoration specialist competent in the fields of structural engineering common to basically all teams working at Angkor.
The same is true wherever interventions involve the clearing off of earth-covered structures or archeological study, identification of decorative sculptured components that have been buried for several centuries and of which the material or the decorative carvings on it run the risk of rapid deterioration.