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Finalized the First Phase of Krac des chevaliers Rehabilitation Plan by DGAM Experts Team
03/07/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1734

Field inspections were conducted on the 1st of May 2014 by DGAM Experts team (Restoration Directorate in Damascus & Antiquities in Krac des chevaliers dept.), in order to examine the current condition of Krac des chevaliers that are harmed by the presence of the armed groups. The purpose of this technical field inspection is to describe, and to record the degree and type of observed damage, to define action plan with timeline for rehabilitation project. As the result of the inspection, the experts have been defined three damage categories:
  •   Minor damage: Loss of stonework surfaces (max about 2 cm), crashed of stones (max about 10 cm) and damaged to the roof waterproof layer is evident. 
  •   Moderate damage Broken large parts in the same stone, Collapsed stonework, this type of damage does not affect the structural balance of the damaged place.
  •   Severe damage Broken large parts in the same stone, Collapsed stonework that affect the balance construction of the place affected, in addition to complete collapse of parts of the walls, ceilings and stairs in some spaces.
Currently, some parts, of the castle are severely damaged and partially collapsed such as:

  • Zahir Bybars Tower almost half of its stonework is lost.
  • The lower levels of the stable space with its E wall.
  • Part of the wall in the soldier's hall.
  • Part of the vault roofing of the gallery leading to the kitchen.
  • Two of the decorations surface of the Hall of the knights.
  • The inner stairs that leading to the roof in the store tower.
  • The stairs in the Hall of the knights.
  •  Arent stones in the E wall of the moat, collapse of a small part of rock holding the bridge).
The first stage of works involved cleaning debris resulting from use of the gung men such as  (Rubble - fuel tanks - water tanks - furnishings - water pipes - electrical wiring ......).
  • Documentation of damaged areas by plans and photos.
  • Stabilization of the archaeological resource.
  • Carried out emergency restoration and repair operations to prevent further immediate loss or damage of the castle.
  • Cracks and lesions monitoring.
 More measures should be undertaken during the next six months: complete the construction of the control parts and preparation for the executive acts of consolidation, restoration and reconstruction, in order to implement the required restoration works during the year 2015.

The inner courtyard - completely collapsed of the stairs offset the Hall of the knights
During the work

After cleaning and stones selection

The Facade of the Hall of the knights -before-

Hall of the knights gallery -before- -

Hall of the knights gallery -after-
The entrance leading to the Hall of the knights and the kitchen space -before-
The entrance to the inner courtyard -before -
The entrance to the inner courtyard -after-
The gallery between the defences towers -before- 

The gallery between the defences towers -after- 
  Zahir Bybers Tower -before-
  Zahir Bybers Tower -during the work -

  Zahir Bybers Tower -after-

The Commander Tower -before-
The Commander Tower -after- 
Qalaon Tower - before-

Qalaon Tower -after-

The Chapel -before-
The Chapel - after-

The Chapel -before-

The Chapel - after-

The inner space of Hall of the knights
The temperory consolidation works


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