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Marble analysis, 97.14.A

 

Fragment of an architectural ornament


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

 

Microfacies: biomicrite

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

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