SER 06: Damage Assessment I

Costs     € 6,633.37
Duration    1,5 months
Code    SER06

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.

One of the most important aspects in the future presentation of the Serapeion in Ephesos is the condition of the preserved building substance. The objective of this project is to protect and conserve the ancient material under the guidelines of the international preservation of monuments. Especially the question, if the stone blocks can be used in a re-erection (anastylosis) of the temple, must be answered.