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

Northside of the Statues at the East Terrace

26-06-2003

Doğu Terası’ndaki heykellerin etrafındaki çöpler ve düşmüş kaya parçaları temizlendi.

Doğu Terası'ndaki Heykellerin Kuzey Tarafları

Doğu Terası'ndaki Heykellerin Kuzey Tarafları

Snow barrier

02-06-2003

The temporary snow barrier is crippled by tons of snow and ice. The barrier served its purpose of protecting the stelae on the West Terrace and is removed.

Snow barrier

Snow barrier

Meeting with the Minister of Culture

16-12-2002

The Lion Horoscope was presented to the Minister of Culture, His Excellency Mr. Doç.Dr. Huseyin Çelik, in the presence of the Dutch ambassador, Mr. Sjoerd Gosses.

Meeting with the Minister of Culture

Meeting with the Minister of Culture

Working-Session in Amsterdam

12-10-2002

At a working session in Amsterdam with international experts, organized by the International Nemrud Foundation, the campaign for 2003 was discussed. There were specific consultations about restoration and conservation methods with Prof.Dr. Orhan Bingöl of the University of Ankara, Prof.Dr. Predrag Gavrilovic of University of Skopje, and conservation specialists Paolo Pagnin and Christoph Kronenwirth, as well as with Prof. Eric Moormann of the University of Nijmegen, Jaap Groot P.Eng., architect Maurice Crijns, Dr.Miguel-John Versluys and Prof. Herman Brijder of the Archaeological Centre of the University of Amsterdam.

Working-Session in Amsterdam

Working-Session in Amsterdam

The Gods

28-07-2002

After 2,000 years again the gods are looking together at the rise of Regulus, the star of the Kommagenian kings.

The Gods

The Gods

Snow Protection

26-07-2002

A temporary barrier is constructed by the chief engineer Jaap Groot to relief the snow pressure at the back of the stelae on the West Terrace.

Snow Protection

Snow Protection

Consolidation of the Statues

24-07-2002

The bedrock under the statue of Herakles is consolidated under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Predrag Gavrilovic of the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology of Macedonia.

Consolidation of the Statues

Consolidation of the Statues

Consolidation of the Statues

Consolidation of the Statues

Re-location

20-07-2002

Part of the emergency program is the re-location of unstable and endangered parts of the statues of the gods on the East Terrace. The first head is carefully hoisted by the Enka crane supervisor Zekai Şalcı and his co-worker Adnan Erdem, using specially developed strings and working at ultra low speed to avoid any damage.

Re-location

Re-location