A collection of essays that illustrate the programmatic approach to conservative restoration of the Vatican Necropolis, the early Christian burial area that contains the tomb of St. Peter.
[The tomb of St. Peter. Restoration and lighting of the Vatican Necropolis] A synthetic presentation of the works of restoration and conservation planned for the Vatican Necropolis, the early Christian burial area that contains, among others, the tomb of St. Peter. Unstable microclimate conditions and crowds of visitors have led to serious decay of the structures and the decorations in recent years.
Each of the essays in the volume is on one particular aspect of the work, from the preliminary studies to monitoring of microclimate factors; from graphic and photographic documentation to laboratory analysis, to the lighting project planned to enhance the elegant tombs found in the necropolis.