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Place: Iscehisar

Iscehisar, ancient Dokimeion, is a small quarrying town, 21 km north-east of Afyon in central western Turkey. In the Roman period, Dokimeion was well-known as the source of the purple-and-white marmor phyrgium or pavonazzetto, which was exported to Rome in enormous quantities and widely distributed around the Mediterranean. High-quality white marble was also quarried here and used for sarcophagus and sculptural production. Objects in this marble have been found at various urban sites in the eastern Mediterranean and at Rome. The town remains an important quarrying centre.

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