Opus IncertumConstruction technique with irregular stones covering a cement core Architecture / Lexicon
Opus incertum is a building technique using irregularly shaped stones inserted into a core of opus caementicium.
This technique was used from the beginning of the 2nd century BCE. It was later mostly superceded by opus quasi reticulatum and opus reticulatum.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Opus Caementicium - Construction with cement (Architecture, Lexicon)
- Opus Reticulatum - Construction technique with cement covered by square blocks of tufa (Architecture, Lexicon)
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