Axel Nielsen
Monday, April 29, 2013
13:00 - FFB06


Dated to the 1st century BC, the monumental Doric bulding in Hierapolis was destroyed by one of the earthquakes that affected the area. The building was excavated by an Italian archaeological team who studied the area between 1993 and 1998. The main activities in the restoration were finding the fragments of the columns and architraves in order to reconstruct the single elements and then the whole monument.

Axel Nielsen (Biography) 

Axel Nielsen lives in Genova and runs a laboratory on conservation of fine arts. He works in different countries including Italy, Lebanon, Brazil, and Argentina and gives workshops, lectures and conferences on cultural heritage at the Faculty of Architecture at the Genova University and Cordoba, Argentina in the Universidad Nacional under their master's programs on conservation. He also has been involved in different projects in Hierapolis, bodrum and Iasos in Turkey.