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Title:
DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE EXAMPLE OF TURGUTLU ANCIENT ARMENIAN CHURCH

Authors:
Elif Ceren Muftuoglu , Hakan Basaran

Abstract:
Historic buildings are the most important components that constitute the cultural heritage of humankind. These buildings should be preserved and evaluated in the best way possible to hand this heritage down to the next generations. Preserving these buildings in their original forms means these are preserved successfully to the extent that they can survive. Restorations made periodically play a significant role in this preservation process. It is clear that these restorations require expertise. Basic principles with respect to the restorations of these historic buildings were determined with Venice Charter. Attention should be paid not to damage the aesthetic and historical value of the building, and to use original materials while performing these restorations. Before reinforcing a historic building, its floor properties, load-bearing system, materials used and historical qualifications should be scrutinized and the restoration to be made should be determined only after these studies. It is particularly important that the properties of the materials to be used in the restoration are in accord with the original materials composing the building. It is quite essential to determine the properties of the original materials the building is composed of. In this study, on-site and laboratorial experimental studies were performed with the aim of determining the properties of the materials used in Turgutlu Ancient Armanian Church example

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