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Source Image: PR103_02_11 of Penteli Quarries

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Description

Detail of a squared block in the Penteli Quarries (ancient Pentelikon).

Monument
Penteli Quarries 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Pentelic Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
post bc 700 - pre ad 300 
Keywords
Roughed-out Object  
Collections
Penteli  

Location

Original Location
Penteli 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
This block has been roughly squared with the point chisel.

Notes

The quarries at Penteli near Athens, on the slopes of Mount Pentelikon, were used continually for well over a thousand years in antiquity and the area is being quarried again today. The site consists of several hundred extraction points. Pentelic marble is a fine white marble with a slightly golden tint.

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