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Monuments: Aphrodisias Quarries

The so-called 'City Quarries' at Aphrodisias are located 2 km to the north of the city and are easily accessible. White, grey and dark grey marble were quarried in this area, all of it destined for building and carving projects in the city. More

Lazzarini, L., Ponti, G., Preite Martinez, M., Rockwell, P., and Turi, B. (2002). 'Historical, technical, petrographic, and isotopic features of Aphrodisian marble', in J. Herrmann, N. Herz, and R. Newman (eds). Interdisciplinary studies on ancient stone. International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (5th: 1998: Boston, Mass.) (ASMOSIA 5). London: 163–68.

Long, L. (2012). 'The regional marble quarries', in C. Ratté and P. De Staebler (eds). The Aphrodisias regional survey (Aphrodisias 5). Mainz: 165–201.

Ponti, G. (1996). 'Ancient quarrying at Aphrodisias in the light of geological configuration', in C. Roueché and R. R. R. Smith (eds). Aphrodisias papers 3: the setting and quarries, mythological and other sculptural decoration, architectural development, Portico of Tiberius, and Tetrapylon: including the papers given at the Fourth International Aphrodisias Colloquium held at King's College, London on 14 March, 1992, in memory of Kenan T. Erim (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplementary series 20). Ann Arbor MI: 105–10.

Rockwell, P. (1996). 'The marble quarries: a preliminary study', in C. Roueché and R. R. R. Smith (eds). Aphrodisias papers 3: the setting and quarries, mythological and other sculptural decoration, architectural development, Portico of Tiberius, and Tetrapylon: including the papers given at the Fourth International Aphrodisias Colloquium held at King's College, London on 14 March, 1992, in memory of Kenan T. Erim (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplementary series 20). Ann Arbor MI: 81–104.

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Type
Quarry
Material
Aphrodisian marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 400 
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Aphrodisias 

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