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Assessment Of Structural Damages And Development Of Rehabilitation Procedures For The Old City Of Ghadames, Libya

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030391

Volume

66

Pages

14

Published

2003

Size

1,887.52 kb

Author(s)

A. Abufayed & S.A. EIAzhari

Abstract

The Old City of Ghadames, a UNESCO registered world heritage site in recognition of its impressive living heritage that has been preserved in the form of a uniquely distinct architectural style and building practices, a highly organized social fabric, and an attractive landscape, has been progressively loosing its vitality and luster since the early 1970's when its inhabitants started to leave it to a new "concrete" city with modem amenities. Ths departure marked the beginning of the deterioration of the city's buildings and with it the search for ways to conserve it. The objective of this paper was to asse

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