View of a quarry on the Taşkesiği hill, Aphrodisias.
This is one of the more than seventy individual extraction points which constitute the so-called City Quarries at Aphrodisias, located roughly 2 km north of the city. White and grey marbles were quarried in this area. This is a small quarry cut into the crest of the hill. In this area the quarrymen were exploiting the natural fissures in the stone - which are relatively closely spaced in Aphrodisian marble - so that they only had to cut away the block on one or two sides.