Comprehensive Overview of Historical and Actual Slope Movements in the Medieval Inhabited Citadel of Sighisoara Open image in new window

  • Andreea Andra-TopârceanuEmail author
  • Mihai Mafteiu
  • Mircea Andra-Topârceanu
  • Mihaela Verga
Conference paper


The perspective of this study is based on the relationship between geomorphological and hydrogeological environments as natural support of the Sighisoara Citadel UNESCO heritage site and the impact of human activities on both of these. Since this system of the heritage site of the Sighisoara Citadel is composed of both natural and anthropogenic elements, the slope morphodynamic are controlled by their spatial distribution. The achievement of the main objectives of our study was possible using complex methodology: historical landslides mapping, geomorphological and geophysical methods, topographic and geotechnical survey and statistical analysis. Our results show that the geomorphological environment has changed dynamic features in the last decades. Also the hydrogeological conditions at shallow depth are different in the new context of higher values of human pressure generated especially by tourism phenomenon.


Slope movements mapping Sighisoara citadel Geomorphological methods Electrometry 



We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr. Prof. Ph.D. Marunteanu Cristian and Mrs. eng. geol. Bugiu Sanda.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreea Andra-Topârceanu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mihai Mafteiu
    • 2
  • Mircea Andra-Topârceanu
    • 3
  • Mihaela Verga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geomorphology, Pedology and Geomatics, Faculty of GeographyUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.MM GeoresearchBucharestRomania
  3. 3.ISCBucharestRomania

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