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Gypsum mortars of the Khoja Zainuddin Mosque in Bukhara (Uzbekistan): a contribution to building archaeological studies



Title: Gypsum mortars of the Khoja Zainuddin Mosque in Bukhara (Uzbekistan): a contribution to building archaeological studies
Author(s): J. Badr, C. Huck-Stiasny, R. Drewello
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 3 - 10
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: The Old City of Bukhara (Uzbekistan), protected as UNESCO world cultural heritage, is one of the most important historical urban fabrics in Central Asia. In the northwest of the city lies the Khoja Zainuddin Mosque - a monument of overarching art historical importance and an outstanding state of preservation.
A building archaeological survey has shown that the whole building was erected in one single phase in the middle of the 16th century [1]. However, several later modifications can be clearly determined in the prayer hall and the adjoining rooms. For the classification within the historical context, a detailed analysis of the mortars was executed. Pure gypsum, gypsum-lime and clay mortars were identified. In some samples, the analyses also provided evidence of organic addons, probably to improve the mortar’s properties.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00