Restauro e allestimento dell'area 'nuovi scavi' a livello della basilica inferiore di S. Clemente in Roma
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Restoration and fitting of the new excavation area at the level of the lower Basilica of San Clemente in
Since 1981 an area underlying the convent which adjoins the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome has been subjected to a number excavation campaigns. The latest excavations (2006-2011) involved a portion of the convent garden adjoining the north aisle of the lower basilica. These have brought to light some structures of the 3rd century AD building. The general instability of the structure and the decay and deterioration arising from severe microclimatic factors in the excavated area gave rise to a series of problems.
In 2012 initial works were undertaken to ensure the safety of the site while allowing for a more permanent solution to be projected. The solution consisted of a series of steel beams placed against the wall which needed to be supported. In addition to this new structure, some complementary operations were carried out, such as: waterproofing, thermal protection and microclimatic control, consolidation and restoration of ancient surfaces.