Stone Columns

Stone Columns


 

 

The Presidential Committee had authorized the restoration of one sample columns at lateral nave north. The restoration includes the cleaning and consolidation of the capitals, shaft and the bases, which consists the removing of the coherent and incoherent deposits, consolidation of the exiting cracks and holes, and also the cleaning and retouching of the existing paintings. The restoration of the first column was completed in October 2016. However, the Presidential Committee had organized a campaign called “Adopt a Column” to attract more donors especially from small business companies or families in order to complete the restoration of the whole 50 columns along with the saints’ paintings on 32 of these columns. According to the available funding, the committee has authorized the restoration of all the columns at the Central Nave which is 20 columns with paints.