Birthday Christoph Kronewirth

18-07-2003

The birthday of Christoph Kronewirth is celebrated. Christoph Kronewirth received recently the Peter Parler Award of Germany 2002/2003.

Birthday Christoph Kronewirth

Birthday Christoph Kronewirth

The Antiochos Statue

16-07-2003

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.

The Antiochos Statue

The Antiochos Statue

14th of July Celebration (2003)

14-07-2003

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.

14th of July Celebration

14th of July Celebration

Northside of the Statues at the East Terrace

12-07-2003

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.

Northside of the Statues at the East Terrace

Northside of the Statues at the East Terrace

Temporary Road

09-07-2003

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.

Temporary Road

Temporary Road

Restoration House

08-07-2003

The restoration house, donated by Enka, is constructed to conservate the Dexiosis reliefs of the West Terrace.

Restoration House

Restoration House

The Antiochos Statue Dismantled

02-07-2003

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 Dismantled

The Antiochos Statue Dismantled

The Antiochos Statue

01-07-2003

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 Antiochos Statue

The Antiochos Statue

Stormy Winds

30-06-2003

The team is exhausted by the harsh weather conditions on the mountain. During the whole month of June stormy winds slow down the works.

Stormy Winds

Stormy Winds

Conservation Tests

30-06-2003

Dr. Eberhard Wendler performs in-situ test on the sandstone to determine the optimal conservation method.

Conservation Tests

Conservation Tests