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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/15/2018 | 830 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Preslav Treasure

Episode 3: The Restoration

The restoration specialists in Mainz scrutinise the Preslav Treasure so as to discern the finest details of the goldwork. Not much restoration is needed, as the beads and high-quality gold alloy…

The Restoration
Conservation CTT
02/14/2019 | 816 Views | 18 Articles

Conservation CTT

Konservierung und Restaurierung

CTT - "Conservation of Theben Temples and Tombs" ist der Name einer Plattform, auf der sich Restauratoren, die in der Nekropolis in Theben arbeiten, austauschen können. Es handelt sich bei der…

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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 12/20/2017 | 3647 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 1: A Unique Cultural Sphere

Amman is the capital of Jordan, a metropolis of millions that is constantly expanding and whose archaeological sites are endangered by a “building craze”. Today the ancient heart of the city is…

A Unique Cultural Sphere
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/02/2017 | 1841 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 | 3960 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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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/30/2016 | 5145 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Manuscripts of the Silk Road

Episode 1: The Abu Raihan al-Biruni Centre for Oriental Manuscripts at Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

Up until the age of the great sea voyages in the late Middle Ages the Silk Road was the most important link between the Mediterranean in Europe and the countries and peoples of Central and East…

The Abu Raihan al-Biruni Centre for Oriental Manuscripts at Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/31/2016 | 9946 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Manuscripts of the Silk Road

Das Abu Reichan al-Biruni-Zentrum für orientalische Handschriften an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Orientalistik in Taschkent

Location:
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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The Research Project
The Al-Biruni-Centre for Oriental Manuscripts of the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies holds a collection of manuscripts which can well match with any treasury of its kind in the world, both in its scientific value and wealth. At present, the depository contains over 25,000 volumes of manuscripts. These works were written in Turkic, Arabic, Persian, and other languages of Eastern peoples. They cover a wide range of subjects from virtually all fields of science.…

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Dipl. Rest. Christina Verbeek | 10/20/2016 | 8651 Views | 1 | Articles

The conservation specifities of an archeological site as Karnak

CTT Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor | Paper Camille Bourse

As part of this presentation, Camille Bourse would like to show the specificities of an archaeological site as Karnak. So she will present the main questions and difficulties we are facing during…

The conservation specifities of an archeological site as Karnak

Karnak Temples at Luxor

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Dipl. Rest. Christina Verbeek | 10/06/2016 | 4039 Views | Articles

The conservation of the tomb chapel of Sennefer TT 96 A

CTT Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor | Paper Hugues Tavier and Bianca Madden

Despite some rare and well-known exceptions, what usually strikes the visitor on entering Theban tombs is the level of the damage, particularly to the painted decoration of their chapels. Since the…

The conservation of the tomb chapel of Sennefer TT 96 A
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Björn Schmidt | 10/06/2016 | 534 Views | Announcements

Neue Funktionen bei "40 Jahre – 40 Projekte"

Projekte nun auf Weltkarte und Zeitstrahl darstellbar

Seit dem 21. Juni veröffentlicht die Gerda Henkel Stiftung auf der Jubiläumsseite 40 Jahre – 40 Projekte jede Woche eine neue Präsentation zu herausragenden Forschungsprojekten - mittlerweile sind…

Neue Funktionen bei "40 Jahre – 40 Projekte"
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Dipl. Rest. Christina Verbeek | 09/29/2016 | 5373 Views | Articles

Conservation of Wall Paintings in the Valley of the Queens

CTT Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor | Paper Stephen Rickerby and Lori Wong

The Valley of the Queens is mainly associated with one celebrated tomb, that of Queen Nefertari, the favorite wife of Rameses II. This fame is justified by the magnificence of its wall paintings,…

Conservation of Wall Paintings in the Valley of the Queens
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Björn Schmidt | 08/04/2016 | 585 Views | Articles

Kuti-e Baghtscha - ein Garten mit Aussicht

40 Jahre - 40 Projekte | Video-Interview mit Sekandar Ozod-Seradj

Diese Woche blickt die Gerda Henkel Stiftung bei 40 Jahre – 40 Projekte zurück auf ein Restaurierungsprojekt in der afghanischen Hauptstadt Kabul. Dipl.-Ing. Sekandar Ozod-Seradj hat 2008 ein…

Kuti-e Baghtscha - ein Garten mit Aussicht
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Dipl. Rest. Christina Verbeek | 02/25/2016 | 2031 Views | Articles

CTT - Konservierung thebanischer Tempel und Gräber

Nachbericht zum internationalen Symposium am 11. Februar 2016 in Luxor

Die antike Stadt Theben und ihre am westlichen Nilufer befindlichen Nekropolen sind heute ein bedeutendes UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. Auf dem riesigen Areal westlich und östlich des Nils sind hunderte…

CTT - Konservierung thebanischer Tempel und Gräber

Nekropole von Luxor - Privatgräber

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Georgios Chatzoudis | 08/17/2015 | 1333 Views | Interviews

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs (CTT)

Interview mit den Restauratorinnen Christina Verbeek und Susanne Brinkmann

In Florenz beginnt in der kommenden Woche der 11. Internationale Ägyptologenkongress (International Congress of Egyptologists XI). Dort werden die Diplom-Restauratorinnen Susanne Brinkmann und…

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs (CTT)
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Dr. Birte Ruhardt | 06/12/2015 | 1410 Views | Presentations

Das Leuchten hinter der schwarzen Wand. Das Geheimnis des Neferhotep

Salon Sophie Charlotte 2015

Neferhotep, der erste Schreiber des Schöpfergottes Amun, starb etwa um 1320 v. Chr. und wurde in einer aufwendig dekorierten Felsgrabanlage in der Nekropole Thebens bestattet. Seit 2005 machen die…

Das Leuchten hinter der schwarzen Wand. Das Geheimnis des Neferhotep
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/08/2015 | 2103 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 7: General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara

In the general interview scientific project manager Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara talks about how he organized the rescue operation and his experience of it. He is now concerned with restoring and…

General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/01/2015 | 1990 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 6: The Berlin Conference

The international strategy meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin brings together all the partners involved in the manuscript rescue measures in Timbuktu to discuss the next steps. The aim at the…

The Berlin Conference
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/25/2015 | 1521 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 5: Future Prospects

It is only after proper restoration, reassembly of tiny fragments of text and stabilization of the extremely thin pages of goatskin or camel skin that the manuscripts will be able to be…

Future Prospects
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/18/2015 | 1712 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 4: Africa's Memory

Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara is preparing a small exhibition in his archive for the Luxembourgian Development Aid Minister, in order to point up the most pressing problems with the rescued manuscripts…

Africa's Memory
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/11/2015 | 1774 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 3: Knowledge Transfer

Many of the manuscripts rescued from Timbuktu are damaged, soiled and in more than a few cases entire pages have been destroyed by termites. Following initial cleaning the documents are properly…

Knowledge Transfer