Polygonal Masonry

Polygonal masonry is a technique of stone construction of the ancient Mediterranean world. True polygonal masonry is a technique wherein the visible surfaces of the stones are dressed with straight sides or joints, giving the block the appearance of a polygon.

This technique is found throughout the Mediterranean and sometimes corresponds to the less technical category of Cyclopean masonry.

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