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Monuments: Altıntaş Quarry

The quarries at Altıntaş, not far from Iscehisar, were a second source of purple-and-white marble, also known as pavonazzetto in the Roman period. The main period of exploitation of these quarries appears to have been in the early 2nd century AD, and like the nearby Iscehisar quarries they seem to have been run under imperial supervision. More

Lazzarini, L., Moschini, G., Waelkens, M., and Xusheng, H. (1985). 'New light on some Phrygian marble quarries through a petrological study and the evaluation of Ca/Sr ratio', in P. Pensabene (ed.). Marmi antichi: problemi d’impiego, di restauro e d’identificazione (=Studi Miscellanei 26). Rome: 41–6.

Waelkens, M., de Paepe, P., and Moens, L. (1986). 'Survey in the white marble quarries of Anatolia', Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı 4: 113–26.

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Type
Quarry
Material
Pavonazzetto (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 90 - ad 500 

Location

Current
Altıntaş 

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