Marble analysis, 8430


Portrait of a man from Palmyra

Limestone  origin: quarries situated north-east of Palmyra (Syria)

Microfacies: biomicrite
Bioclasts: shell fragments

The subsoil of the area of Palmyra contains limestones. Quarries which delivered material for most of the sculptures and buildings of Ancient Palmyra have been identified.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1997, 2016)