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Source Image: PR302_01_16 of Floor of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of the floor of the first storey of the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
Floor 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
Block DivisionClampAshlar Wall  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
The sides of these blocks have been roughly squared with the point chisel.

2. Clamp socket

Process
Securing
Description
The holes running across the joints between blocks originally held metal clamps.

3. Pin socket

Process
Securing
Description
The square sockets on the top surfaces of these blocks are for metal pins to hold in place the blocks originally placed on top of them.

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