ARLES – FRANCE


AMPHITHEATRE TO BE RESTORED IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR

 

The French town of Arles is renowned for its monumental buildings and thanks to the famous painter Vincent van Gogh it is an important source of inspiration for painters. It is not without reason that Arles is on the Unesco World Heritage list. One of the most striking buildings of the town is the Amphitheatre, which dates back to the year 90 AD.

THE ASSIGNMENT: RESTORATION OF THE AMPHITHEATRE

The Amphitheatre, which is built entirely of natural stone elements, has suffered a great deal during twenty centuries of erosion and acidification. The architects, the Chef des Monuments Historique and a consortium of various well-known laboratories decided to restore the Amphitheatre, the most prominent building of Arles.

THE CONTRIBUTION: JAHN S70 NATURAL STONE REPAIR MORTAR

After a series of detailed investigations it was decided to use the Jahn S70 Natural Stone Repair Mortar for the restoration and preservation of the Amphitheatre.