WIT Press


Difficulties In The Design For Conservation Of Archaeological Remains: The G1 Temple In My Sơn

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR090011

Volume

109

Pages

12

Page Range

3 - 14

Published

2009

Size

1,632 kb

Author(s)

L. Binda, P. Taranto & P. Condoleo

Abstract

To apply conservation principles to archaeological remains is a difficult task, especially when they are in a state of ruin due to destructive events, such as earthquakes, floods, storms, etc. or, even worse, wars. This was the case of the Hindu temples of the archaeological site of My Sơn (Vietnam); the temples were built by the Cham people from the 5th to the 14th century A.D., partially destroyed during various invasions from China and during wars between the Chams and the Kmers and finally badly damaged by shells during the Vietnam war. The authors will describe their experience and try to draw some guidelines for the conservation design of these peculiar structures also those in other Vietnamese sites. Keywords: archaeological sites, conservation principle, brick masonry, masonry joints, mechanical behaviour.

Keywords

archaeological sites, conservation principle, brick masonry, masonry joints, mechanical behaviour