On, December 12th, 2019, staff from the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese visited the modern quarry at Stegna, at Lardos area, Rhodes, to select, the appropriate sandstone samples and samples from Lartios stone. The samples were sent to the University of Padova (UNIPD) to study the behavior of the stone under rapid aging techniques. The staff from the ephorate had also the opportunity to communicate with the local authorities the HYPERION’s vision and mission and to disseminate the program activities in Rhodes.
Visit to Lardos and Archangelos area for the stone final selection
Also, copies of scientific articles and studies on the composition and properties of porphyry, as well as the history and restoration work on the monuments of the program, were sent to the partner the University of Padova.