Geophysical Survey for Crypt Detection in the Church of Virgin St. Mary’s Birth in Horné Krškany, Slovakia
J. Panisova, R. Pasteka, W. Rabbel, M. Bielik, T. Wunderlich and J. Papco
Event name: Near Surface 2010 - 16th EAGE European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: High Resolution Seismic & Archeological Geophysical Investigations
Publication date: 06 September 2010
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Geophysical methods are an essential part of non-destructive prospecting methods in archaeology. Geophysical measurements for crypt detection were performed in the interior of the Church of Virgin St. Mary’s Birth in Horné Krškany during the International course on ArchaeoGeophysics INCA 2009 (European Union LLP-Erasmus programme). The church is a valuable representative of Slovak historical heritage. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and microgravity techniques independently confirmed the presence of two crypts in the nave. Obtained results are very expressive by the character of the deformation of geophysical fields. Recommendations for video inspection or archaeological opening were also given to the archaeological site-excavators.