SER 05: Registration of architectural parts I

Costs     € 5,076.92
Duration    1 month
Code    SER05

The so-called Serapis Temple is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman Imperial Period (27 BC to 284 AD). The tremendous dimensions of the numerous monolithic architectural parts are impressive. Most of them are still lying in situ (in place) in front of the temple, as they have collapsed due to an earthquake.

The team of historical building architects is going to document the current status of the building (drawing of all architectural parts, architectural inventory with specifications, photo-documentation and architectural survey data). Then they will be able to recover their original position and create a detailed graphic reconstruction: the construction of the columns and walls, of the gate, gratings, beams, and pediment, as well as the construction of the ceiling of the vestibule or the ceiling of the inner chamber (cella).

Using the example of the Serapis Temple the experts will be able to study fundamental questions about building techniques and construction of Imperial temples.