Analysis of the construction elements of tholoi



The aim of this study is to show that the analysis of features and construction elements of ancient buildings allow to provide to their correct preservation. A deep knowledge of constructive feature and static behavior allow to verify the hypothesis of tholos completion for the ruins of an ancient architecture, located in the sud-est of Sicily, and called “La Favorita”. Previously, the ruins were attributed by archaeologists to the trigona model, based on the contrast of vaulted spaces which are absent in the above ruins and in tholoi architecture.