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Building techniques

Museo Archeologico Nazionale Palestrina

The monuments of Praeneste, whose construction is distributed over at least seven centuries of history, allows us to observe the evolution of building techniques in ancient times. The defensive walls, as well as the structures of terracing are built in polygonal work, also known as cyclopean masonry. Large irregularly shaped elements that are used in this technique – in Latium …

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