Variation of Moisture Accumulation of Ancient Remains in the Early Ayutthaya Period, The Residence of the Patriarch of Wat Bhudthaisawan, Pranakorn Sri Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Ananya Popradit


This study measured moisture accumulation variation in the walls of ancient remains and compared it to results from the same measurement site over the last 13 years. It has the potential to reveal significant changes in moisture accumulation. Important murals inside buildings can deteriorate over time if they are not properly cared for.  The purpose of this research is to determine the accumulated moisture content on the surface of an ancient wall from the Late Ayutthaya Period. The study was conducted in the patriarch's residence at Wat Bhudthaisawan, Pranakorn Sri Ayutthaya, by measuring the accumulated moisture contents on the surface of the wall at systematically selected locations with a Moisture Meter. The analysis discovered a statistically significant difference between measuring accumulated moisture in the wall at different heights. Moisture accumulation in the wall at the highest level adjacent to the roof had the highest value in all directions and the moisture accumulation in the walls was statistically significantly higher when compared to the results of the study 13 years ago.


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