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The marmora used in the imperial cult area of Tarraco (Hispania Citerior)
Álvarez Pérez, A. (Aurelio); Macias Solé, Josep Maria; Muñoz Melgar, Andreu; Pitarch i Martí, Àfrica; Teixell Navarro, Immaculada; Menchon i Bes, Joan
The imperial cult area of Tarraco was built in the 1st century AD in the highest part of the city and presided over the seat of the Concilium Prouinciae Hispaniae Citerioris. It was a temenos with a similar layout to that of the Forum Pacis and architectural decoration imitating that of the Forum Augustum in Rome, where the use of marble was a fundamental part of the architectural and sculptural decorative programme. An extensive assemblage of marble was recovered during the excavations carried out under the Tarragona Cathedral Master Plan. It reflects the use of imperial quarries in the decorative programme and has been analyzed at the Unitat d’Estudis Arqueomètrics (ICAC) facilities. This assemblage reflects the wide panorama of marmora imported and used in the decoration of the temenos. Local varieties of marmora have been identified in Tarraco, plus a series of foreign marmora from quarries all over the Roman Empire (Greece, Turkey, Egypt and North Africa). All this shows the involvement of the imperial power in the monumental architecture of the capital of the prouincia Hispania Citerior.
2012
90 - Arqueologia. Prehistòria
Marbre -- Tarragona (Catalunya)
Pedra -- Indústria i comerç -- Tarragona (Catalunya)
Pedreres -- Tarragona (Catalunya)
Tarragona (Catalunya) -- Arqueologia romana
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