Lexikon

Marble analysis, 53.31

 

Fragment of a man's head from Palmyra


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

 

Microfacies: recrystallized 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)