WIT Press


The Restoration Of The Galerius Palace In Thessaloniki

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990651

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

892 kb

Author(s)

I. Papayianni

Abstract

The ensemble of the Palace of Galerius was built around 300 AD in the south east area of the city. It was political and religious center of Thessaloniki and consisted of Rotonda, the Arch of Galerius, the Octagonon and the Hippodrome. The restoration project of the Palace has started from 1994 and is funded by the European Committee. Two of the first in priority works of restoration are: The consolidation and protection of old masonries and the conservation of old floors which were covered by mosaics. Before proceeding in the manufacture of the new repair mortars, a very systematic analysis of the old mortars and bricks was made to decide upon the chromatic hue, porosity and strength requirements of them. Then trial mixes for mortars and bricks were prepared a

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