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By Michael Greenhalgh

A survey of some of the ways that the huge continues to be of historical structure have been reused or destroyed within the crescent from Greece and Turkey via Syria, Palestine, North Africa to Islamic Spain. The ebook enhances and echoes a number of the issues within the author's "Marble earlier, enormous current" (2009). providing a lot of different examples, it examines how the traditional panorama was once reworked - cities, roads and ports, fountains and waterways, tombs, palaces, villas and inscriptions. It then addresses reuse in church buildings, mosques and different constructions, dealing additionally with creditors and museum-builders. additionally thought of are the dismantling and shipping of the customarily giant blocks, and the superstitions surrounding antiquities which contributed to their carrying on with renown or to their destruction.

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