The birthday of Christoph Kronewirth is celebrated. Christoph Kronewirth received recently the Peter Parler Award of Germany 2002/2003.
Every block of the Antiochos statue is carefully treated before it is replaced. The cracks are repaired and the gaps are filled. Some blocks are reinforced by use of fibre rods.
At the 3nd annual celebration of the 14th of July, at sunset, the INF medal of honour is presented by the Dutch Embassy to Hayri Çulhacı, vice-president of Akbank T.A.Ş. and Mr. Ûnal Nakipler of the Enka Construction & Industry Co., Inc. in the presence of Mr. Ibrahim Halil Daşöz, Governor of Adiyaman.
The crumbled rock under the eagle/lion pedestal at the northside of the East Terrace is removed leaving a gap. Next the rock is cleaned and reinforced.
A temporary gravel road is constructed from the restoration house to the West Terrace with the help of mules. Later on the mules are replaced by tractors.
The restoration house, donated by Enka, is constructed to conservate the Dexiosis reliefs of the West Terrace.
The upper blocks of the Antiochos statue are taken down. The last block is put at the terrace just before the earthquake of 13 July.
The Antiochos statue at the East terrace is not stable. The upper blocks can tumble down any moment. Wooden braces are supporting the blocks.
The team is exhausted by the harsh weather conditions on the mountain. During the whole month of June stormy winds slow down the works.
Dr. Eberhard Wendler performs in-situ test on the sandstone to determine the optimal conservation method.