The Back Wall of the Niches: Preliminary Considerations

  • Claudio MargottiniEmail author
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)


The explosion of March 2001 produced the collapse of the two statues, the instability all over the cliff, and a shear zone of hanging blocks in the back side of both niches. This part, despite of the destruction, is still very important because some plasters and excavated elements from the original outline are still on site. Because of this, the back side of the niches are sites to investigate in detail, to explore the connection between civil engineering, earth science, and restoration.


Rock Mass Shear Band Ground Penetrate Radar Back Side Damage Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological Survey of ItalyISPRA – Italian Institute for Protection and Environmental ResearchRomeItaly

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