Seismic evaluation and strengthening of nemrut monuments

Aktas, Yasemin Didem
Türer, Ahmet
Nemrut Dag Tumulus and Monuments, constructed during the Commagenian Kingdom approximately 2000 years ago on the peak of Mount Nemrut, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey. The region is about 5 km away from the East Anatolian Fault, therefore, this paper focuses on dynamic testing and earthquake simulations carried out within the framework of the Commagene Nemrut Conservation Development Program in order to explain monuments' current condition. The simulations showed vulnerability of cut-stone blocks separating from one another under seismic action, and simple strengthening solutions were proposed. (C) 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


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Y. D. Aktas and A. Türer, “Seismic evaluation and strengthening of nemrut monuments,” JOURNAL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, pp. 381–385, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: