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Place: Saliara

The quarries at Saliara and on nearby Cape Vathy were major sources of dolomitic white marble in the Roman period. They had been exploited prior to this but their accessibility by sea made them a popular source of material. Numerous roughed-out sarcophagus chests have been found at these quarries of a format popular at Rome and the same objects have been found in shipwrecks off southern Italy.


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