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KNOWLEDGE FOR PREVENTION. TECHNIQUES FOR REPAIRING SEISMIC DAMAGE FROM MEDIEVAL PERIOD TO MODERN ERA

Project description

Medieval techniques of seismic damage reparation

During the Middle Ages, there were techniques used for the reparation of buildings damaged by earthquakes. However, their concrete development within geographical contexts and chronological periods are not yet understood, as written references of intervention in buildings are scarce. The EU-funded PROTECT project will explore the archaeology of construction to document the techniques of seismic damage reparation in the later medieval buildings of the old city centre of Siena that was affected in the past by significant earthquakes. The project will create an atlas of historical seismic activity, document the intervention to buildings and design a protocol for archaeoseismological analysis of medieval town centres.

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ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
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75230 Paris Cedex 05
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00