Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Research article
27 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 27 Mar 2018

First conclusions about results of GPR investigations in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kłodzko, Poland

Anatolii Chernov, Dariusz Dziubacki, Martina Cogoni, and Alexandru Bạ̌descu

Abstract. The article presents results of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) investigation carried out in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kłodzko, Poland, dating from the 14th to 16th centuries. Due to the 20th century wars, the current state of knowledge about the history of the church is still poor. Under the floor of the Catholic temple, unknown structures might exist. To verify the presence of underground structures such as crypts and tombs, a GPR survey was carried out in chapels and aisles with 500 and 800 MHz GPR shielded antennas. Numerous anomalies were detected. It was concluded that those under the chapels were caused by the presence of crypts beneath the floor.

Short summary
The paper presents the first results of ground penetrating radar investigation in the church in Kłodzko, Poland. The research was part of SEG Field Camp, which was organized by SEG Student Chapter Cracow and SEG Bucharest Student Chapter. The aim was to verify the presence of possible underground structures. Among the most important discoveries are previously unknown crypts. Results of the research might be helpful for future archeological excavations and other investigations in the church.