Habilitation project: Präventiver Erdbebenschutz und historische Reparaturen von Mauerwerk. Drei Fallstudien: Tempio Rotondo, Forumsthermen und Caseggiato della Cisterna

In this project, building techniques to prevent earthquake damage, the effects and collapses due to ancient and historical earthquakes are studied.

Ostia presents itself even now as an archaeological site damaged by earthquakes, where ancient construction techniques and in particular ancient preventive measures can be studied. The approach is based also on static and cinematic analysis of the ancient ruins to read and identify the different collapses and solutions used in Late Antiquity.

In detail, one example of cinematic analysis: fig. 1a and 1b.

(Dr. Laura Pecchioli – Ing. G. Cangi)


Fig. 1a)



Fig. 1b)