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PennDesign Alumni Restore Benjamin Franklin's Grave Marker
Recently, two alumni of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign led the restoration of Benjamin Franklin's grave marker at Christ Church Burial Ground. Materials Conservation Co., LLC owner and principal architectural conservator John Carr and senior conservator Marco Federico managed the six-week long restoration project. Read the full Penn Spotlights article here.
Bisotun, in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, is notable for its inscription carved on a limestone cliff. "It is unique, being the only known monumental text of the Achaemenids to document a specific historic event, that of the re-establishment of the empire by Darius I the Great," according to UNESCO. Image Bisotun AG-ChapelHill, Getty Images/iStockphoto