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Lime burning tradition of Gotland

Author(s): Kristin Balksten
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 segment on
Historical Masonry
Editor(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard and Ioannis Ioannou
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 248-255
Total Pages: 8
Language : English

Abstract: As a part of the city wall in Visby fell down in 2012 a research project started to reconstruct

the damaged parts. It was quite obvious that the rebuilding should be done with authentic lo-
cal materials and traditional building techniques [1]. As we presented the research project we

became aware that using local authentic lime mortar was easily done on Gotland but not
elsewhere. Why? Well, the traditional lime production started in the 1100th century and never
stopped. The knowledge about burning, slaking and storing lime in the Gotlandic way is
known from olden days and was never lost or had to be fully reconstructed. This paper is
about the lime burning tradition on Gotland and the tradition of making air lime as back in
these days.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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