24 August 2006


By definition, anastylosis is a scientific method of restoring monuments to their original structure. The Venice Charter (1965) on anastolysis requires the process to make use of the existing components of the monuments in reconstruction. The placement of each of the components is determined through detailed survey and study that involves architectural, cultural and archeological aspects of the monument.

While the charter permits usage of modern technology such as mortar, cement and synthetic resins if they enhance the stability and strength of the structure, filling up of 'perceived gaps' in the structures is disallowed.

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