First conclusions about results of GPR investigations in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kłodzko, Poland
- 1Institute of Geology, Department of Geophysics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
- 2Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Department of Geophysics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
- 3Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
- 4Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, Department of Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
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.