Lexikon

Marble analysis, 8431

Funerary portrait of a woman from Palmyra


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

 

Microfacies: biosparite
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)