Endangered heritage – the case of the Transylvanian Saxon fortress churches

With regard to the previous article about 3D reconstruction of destroyed or decayed historical buildings, there is unfortunately a recent case where such an application is necessary after all what is left of a historical fortress church tower is only debris:

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Photo: Christian Chelu (http://www.siebenbuerger.de/zeitung/artikel/rumaenien/16428-kampf-gegen-die-zeit-erste.html)

On February 19 the tower of the Transylvanian Saxon church in Rothbach (rom. Rotbav), built in 1738, collapsed entirely. Rothbach is not an isolated case – other churches are also showing very visible signs of imminent ruin, as are other buildings of minorities in Romania – but just the final stage of decay which awaits almost an entire cultural landscape due to an overburdened state and community.

 



Cite this blog post
Albert Weber (2016, April 29). Endangered heritage – the case of the Transylvanian Saxon fortress churches. Minorities Records. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://minorecs.hypotheses.org/711

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