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The Katholikon of Osios Loucas Monastery: in-situ investigations



Title: The Katholikon of Osios Loucas Monastery: in-situ investigations
Author(s): E.N. Vintzileou, P.G. Touliatos, I.G. Konteas, V.A. Palieraki
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 539 - 548
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 12
Language: English


Abstract: Osios Loucas Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, is of high architectural and artistic value. The Katholikon (main church) has suffered severe damages during lifetime.
It is known that the Katholikon is a building constructed in various phases. Nevertheless, the available documentation is not explicit and sufficient for the phases to be identified and, hence, for the structural behaviour of the monument to be thoroughly studied. Information about the construction type of masonry in various parts of the monument is not available.
In-situ investigations were carried out, using non-destructive or slightly destructive investigation techniques, such as radar technique and boroscopy. The aim of the investigations was to identify the construction type of masonry and to check the hypotheses regarding the construction phases in order to complete the Katholikon construction analysis.
This is a prerequisite for the interpretation of damages and for the selection of adequate intervention measures. Selected results of this application are presented and commented upon.


Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
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