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Source Image: PR252_02_03 of El Djem amphitheatre

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Description

Detail of the wall of the amphitheatre at El Djem.

Monument
El Djem amphitheatre 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Limestone (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
ad 238 
Collections
Peter Rockwell: Monuments in Tunisia  

Location

Current Location
El Djem 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Axe
Description
The surfaces of these blocks have been roughly squared using a toothed axe of some sort.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The borders around the blocks, and probably also the sides of them which had to fit together, were carved with the flat chisel.

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