WIT Press

Science And Technology In The Restoration Of Monuments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950222

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,865 kb

Author(s)

G. Croci

Abstract

The structural restoration of ancient monuments has recently made significant advanced, not only on account of the possibilities offered by scientific procedures and modern technology, but also because the new techniques are at last being properly used, with respect, rather than disregard, for historic buildings and with a view to attaining the required durability and safety levels with a minimum of intervention. Examples such as Chephren's Pyramid in Cairo, the churches of St. Ignatio de Lojola in Spain and S. Carlo in Rome, the Pantheon, the Tilla Kan Mosque in Samarkand and the Al Ghoury Mosque in Cairo, show that it is possible to define general criteria for interventions that respect the individual history of each monument while taking into account the current situation and the specific phenomena involved, whether static or dynamic, stable or evolutionary, minor or major permanent de

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