A propos des marques lapidaires des fortifications médiévales de Qalaat al-Moudiq, citadelle d'Apamée de l'Oronte (Syrie)

Abstract : About the stone marks in the medieval fortifications of Qalaat al-Mudiq, citadel of Apamea on the Orontes (Syria) This paper shows that the medieval fortifications of Qalaat al-Mudiq, and especially its fifth tower, was built with ancient stones taken from the nearby theatre of Apamaea. The blocks were reused with their original marks. The great variety and the situation of these marks reveals their function: they were used to identify the quarrymen and the stone-masons who built the theatre. The medieval recutting of the stones are limited to the loopholes and the inside facings of the blocks. The stones reused in the fortification or left in the theatre were charaterized, moreover, by the division of their inside facings in several panels.
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Jean-Claude Bessac. A propos des marques lapidaires des fortifications médiévales de Qalaat al-Moudiq, citadelle d'Apamée de l'Oronte (Syrie). Adiat Halab, 2008, pp.35-50. ⟨hal-00401030⟩

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