Restore Crypta Balbi – Rome

Conservation and restoration of the Monumental Complex of the Balbo Crypta in Rome on behalf of the Archaeological Superintendence of Rome – Contract under way. The demanial complex covers an area of about 700,000 square meters with a building estate of about 40,000 cubic meters. The excavation and recovery of the whole complex is part of the vast program of conservation, research and refoundation in various locations of the Roman National Museum, which is wanted by the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome. The excavations in Crypta Balbi have illuminated with some important finds some phases of the history of the Roman city. Detailed topographic mapping of all the walls for mq.4500 to establish the real height of the floors. The restoration of the wooden floors took place with the recovery of the existing material for 1900 square meters – restoration of all the brick walls filled with handmade bricks for 3200 square meters – restoration of 1,100 square meters of roofs in wood and roof tiles – Nailing of the façade on via Botteghe Oscure with steel cable; the façade was consolidated at the base under the subsoil by means of micropiles (4500 ml) – the connection of all the vertical and horizontal structures took place through stainless steel plates for a total length of ml.9500 – The archaeological excavation at -5.00 with the discovery of the Mycenaean walls and reconstruction of all the architraves by full bricks – Excavation of all the squares with findings of over 2400 archaeological finds- 35,000 kg of metallic carpentry– 9. 500 ml. of flat stainless steel for the connection of vertical and horizontal structures– 2,400 archaeological finds discovered during the excavations– 1,900 square meters of wooden floors restored with reuse for 70% of the existing material– 1,800 ml. of micropiles– 1,300 cubic meters of archaeological excavation- 30 specialists in restoration- 20 workers, on average, assigned to the various tasks- 10 specialists in archaeological excavations– 5 meters below ground is the portion of the archaeological excavation that led to the discovery of the Mycenaean walls and the subsequent reconstruction of the architraves found with full bricks– 5 archaeologists