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Turkish, Italian team to lead work on restoring tilted minaret in Sivas

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Turkish, Italian team to lead work on restoring tilted minaret in Sivas

A bunch of Turkish and Italian scientists is about to undertake a fortification venture for a historic mosque’s minaret located in Türkiye’s central province of Sivas identified for its resemblance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The Sivas Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii), relationship again to the twelfth century and that includes a minaret with a 117-centimeter lean, has been beneath examination, revealing that whereas the development of the lean, which had been intensifying through the years, has halted within the final 5 years, the specter of collapse stays.

As a results of examinations carried out in Sivas Grand Mosque, specialists mentioned that regardless of the current halt within the progress of tilts, the specter of collapse looms.

In a bid to forestall the minaret from collapsing, an authentic technique for strengthening might be used for the primary time in Türkiye when the related boards approve the initiatives.

Under the supervision of Turkish and Italian scientists, eight 40-meter-long metal piles are anticipated to be inserted contained in the minaret.

Speaking to native media, official Cemal Karaca from the regional dialog directorate mentioned that the restoration and reinforcement venture is prepared. Once permitted by the authorities, the crew is about to begin its work inside two months.

Front view of leaning minaret of Sivas Grand Mosque, central Türkiye, Oct. 9, 2023. (IHA Photo)

Front view of leaning minaret of Sivas Grand Mosque, central Türkiye, Oct. 9, 2023. (IHA Photo)

“The minaret of the Grand Mosque in our metropolis is in a considerably strategic place. During our investigations and the investigations we had initiated, we noticed that the earthquake catastrophe didn’t trigger any harm to the minaret. The 117-centimeter slope on the minaret continues in the identical method. But now we have performed our preliminary work,” Karaca mentioned.

“It is a very original project. Because it includes joint work of scientists from Türkiye and Italy, they participated as consultants,” he mentioned.

Furthermore, a crew of native historians within the area has found beforehand unnoticed inscriptions on the minaret throughout their current examinations, Karaca mentioned, including that these inscriptions might be deciphered and shared with the general public within the close to future.

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