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Shanxi Pingyao ancient city wall restored to its former appearance

Seetao 2022-05-20 17:04
  • Pingyao City Wall is one of the four most intact ancient city walls in China
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After half a year of repairs, the five city walls of the ancient city of Pingyao, a world cultural heritage site that were severely damaged by the rain, were repaired on May 19, 2022. The repairing party continued to use the ancient method recorded in the Song Dynasty "Building French Style" to restore the ancient city wall to its former appearance.

At the site of the emergency repair project of Pingyao City Wall, the more severely damaged city wall has been restored to its original appearance. Unlike before, the newly repaired city wall has added a 1.5-meter-high foot wall.

The part of the city wall adopts the traditional craftsmanship that lasts for nearly a thousand years, and the loess and quicklime are rammed with rammed earth materials in a ratio of 3:7. The top of the city wall is laid with two layers of sea sill. Each layer of sea sill must be filled with grouting. The last layer of sea sill is laid with strips of white ash. The white mortar is grouted three times. Reality.

Shao Shuai, a traditional architectural technician in Pingyao County, Shanxi Province: The ancient method we use is the rafter cover technique, which is recorded in the "Constructing French Style" in the Song Dynasty. This method should have a history of nearly 1,000 years. According to records, the Pingyao City Wall was repaired 26 times during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the 1970s, there was also a major repair. This time, the rain in October last year caused the city wall to slide and collapse. This is also a relatively large time. of repairs.Editor/Ma Xue

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