Identification by SEM EDX analyses of ceramics found in the Roma Theatre excavation in Ankara Turkey
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CitationAydın, M., Torgan, E., Karadağ, R. (2014). Identification by SEM EDX analyses of ceramics found in the Roma Theatre excavation in Ankara Turkey. 9th International Symposium On The Conservation of the Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, 3-5 Haziran 2014.
Süleymaniye Mosque (1550-1557) is an inspirational edifıce for many fıelds such as architectural acoııstics and materials Science. In its original state. thc mastery of acoııstics vvithin the Mosque is a coınmon belief. Due to the scarcity of knovvledge on its authentic acoustical features, comprehensive studies are needed to assess the acoııstical conditions of the Mosque in relation to its architectural elements and interior fmishing materials contributing to those features. In the context of this study acoustical simulation that relies on recent field tests are carried on. The combined interpretation of the overall architectural and acoustical data exhibited the presence of very high reverberation time values, especially at low frequencies, for the cıırrent state. As the previous fıeld tests presented the unoccupied condition of the Mosque, the acoustical simulations are performed initially to discuss sonıe activity patterns for the occupied state, and later to experiment the effects of historical lime-based plasters on the acoııstics of the Mosque. Considerable improvement in the sound field of the main prayer zone are observed due to the replacement of cıırrent cement-based plasters with the historical lime-based ones, collected from some other structures of the same era. The results pointed out the necessity of further investigations on historical lime-based plasters in terms of their acoustical performances and raw materials characteristics in order to scientifıcally prove their contribution to the acoustical features of Süleymaniye Mosque and to re-achieve its original acoustical comfort conditions.