Recent decay that poses dangers to Greek monuments has always been an inevitable part of nature that can only be partially postponed. To start lets take a look at the types of decay that are happening in the Acropolis. The two main reasons for the decay happening is from water, and from pollution in the atmosphere. Archeologist believe that run off water from drainage pipes from the Acropolis Museum have been a huge cause for blame. The Parthenon is made solely of marble air pollution has caused for the chemical action of dissolution to decay the rock. The rising levels of nitric, and sulfuric acid in our air have started to react with the calcite in the marble that causes it to dissolve.
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