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Opus Quadratum, Architecture (Photo Archive)

Opus Quadratum

Construction technique using rectangular blocks of stone Architecture / Lexicon

Opus quadratum is a construction technique using rectangular blocks of stone, set without the use of mortar. Normally the blocks were set to show the square face, but sometimes they would be laid in bands alternately with short and long sides visible.

This technique was common from the archaic period, in the 7th and 6th century BCE, and was never abandoned.

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