WIT Press

Conservation And Strengthening Of An Early Ottoman Tomb Against The Risk Of Earthquakes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990491

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,241 kb

Author(s)

Ayse Gulcin Kucukkaya

Abstract

The main goal of this presentation is to create an interdicipliner atmosphere for the examination of the solution for the conservation and strengthening of an early Ottoman tomb which has structural problems due to the previous several earthquakes. The tomb was built in Edirne for a poet and a soldier, Ahmet Ridvan, who was the Head of the Financial Department of the Ottoman Empire, with stone and brick masonry, in 1484. In the last earthquake of June 1978 the damages created in previous earthquakes were dangerously intensified. And the brick dome fell down dangerously. Edirne, where this tomb is located and which was the second Ottoman capital, is situated on a seismic zone of Turkey. During the last four hundred years, approximately five considerable

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