Friday, June 04, 2010

On the Adornment of the Superstructure of the Shrine of the Bab: 11,000 new guilded tiles will last two centuries

Uploaded on February 15, 2010 by Ezra S F on flickr
With gladdened hearts, we hasten to share with you the attainment of a significant milestone in the restoration work being undertaken on the Shrine of the Bab. Following an extensive and exacting search for a suitable manufacturer--a search that ended successfully in Portugal--a contract has been signed for the production of eleven thousand gilded tiles to cover the dome of that exalted Sepulchre, replacing the set which, after nearly sixty years' exposure to the elements, had suffered irreparable erosion. Stringent laboratory tests on the replacement tiles indicate that they will be fit to adorn the superstructure of the Shrine for no less than two centuries.
Word from the Baha'i World Centre. -gw

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