Wireless Sensing Solution for Monitoring the Microenvironment of Cultural Heritage Sites in Distant Locations: Case Study of a Byzantine Hermitage in Greece

Abstract:  This paper describes a method for automatically inspecting the parameters that affect the microenvironment of the Holy Cross hermitage, which is established into a distant small cave in Greece’s Olympus region and holds astounding wall artwork dating back to the Byzantine period. The results show that the methodology adopted was effective in sustaining a long-term monitoring procedure and, as a result, gained insight into the hermitage’s surrounding conditions in terms of its microenvironment. In such a case, it would be feasible to foresee any impending threats and hence arrange the necessary conservation measures.

      Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Wireless Sensors, Monitoring, Microenvironment, Temperature, Humidity, Carbon Dioxide.

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