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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/18/2018 | 1163 Views | 1 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Earthquakes in Ostia?

Episode 5: The General Interview

Dr. Laura Pecchioli is an architect who specialises in ancient building techniques and earthquake research. In a project supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation she examines, among other things,…

The General Interview
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/11/2018 | 1005 Views | 1 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Earthquakes in Ostia?

Episode 4: Tracing the Fall

Laura Pecchioli wants to examine several places in Ostia precisely because cracks or what are known as torsion effects point to various forces exerted on the buildings. The fact that these…

Tracing the Fall
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/04/2018 | 954 Views | 1 | L.I.S.A.video

Earthquakes in Ostia?

Episode 3: Seismology meets Archaeology

As an architect specialising in archaeological restoration, Laura Pecchioli not only spends time in the field, but also in the city archives, where she looks for documents and excavation photos…

Seismology meets Archaeology
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/28/2018 | 1112 Views | 1 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Earthquakes in Ostia?

Episode 2: Vibrations in the underworld

To what extent do the buildings in Ostia indicate a possible earthquake? Scientist Dr. Laura Pecchioli has travelled to Ostia to find out. Her work involves closely examining the ancient remains,…

Vibrations in the underworld
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/03/2018 | 7543 Views | 1 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Earthquakes in Ostia?

Der Puls der Erde

Project leadership:
Dr Laura Pecchioli
Location:
Ostia, Italy
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The Project
This research project examines historical repair work carried out (in Classical Antiquity to the present day) on ancient multi-storey brick buildings in the forum of the Roman port Ostia. Often erected on problematic sites, the structures were repeatedly damaged by flooding and earthquakes and subsequently repaired. In particular the preventative measures undertaken have been barely researched or documented to date. There is as yet no proper description of the excavation and…

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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/02/2017 | 1986 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nepal - A frail heritage

Episode 1: The earthquake of 2015

The Nepal earthquake in April 2015 was not unexpected, however the prevention measures were not enough to avoid the catastrophe. Due to weaker infrastructures, the people and construction in the…

The earthquake of 2015
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 06/18/2017 | 4201 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nepal - A frail heritage

Das Erdbeben von 2015

Project leadership:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Niels Gutschow
Location:
Nepal
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Project
Two severe earthquakes hit Nepal on 25 April and 12 May 2015. Thousands of people lost their lives. Apart from the humanitarian disaster, the earthquakes also had a devastating impact on human cultural heritage. Numerous buildings of historical importance in Nepal were partly or completely destroyed, and a great many houses and temples collapsed and cannot be rebuilt. Since 1979 the architectural legacy of Kathmandu Valley has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and even before…

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Georgios Chatzoudis | 04/11/2016 | 2070 Views | Interviews

Nepal - Zerbrechliches Erbe

Interview mit Niels Gutschow über Nepal ein Jahr nach den Erdbeben

Vor gut einem Jahr erschütterte eine Erdbebenserie die Region am Himalaya. Das Epizentrum des stärksten Bebens, das sich am 25. April 2015 ereignete, lag in der Nähe der nepalesischen Hauptstadt…

Nepal - Zerbrechliches Erbe