These basalt doors are found across Syria, but generally most frequently originate from the Syrian Limestone Massif around Aleppo and Idlib provinces. They are found throughout the Late Antique period and were a particular feature of tower-houses occupied by multiple families. In some cases these doors have remained in situ, thus enabling us to see how they would have been far easier to operate than the modern viewer would expect.
Date of Visit
29th August 2010
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Emma Loosley, “Basalt Door,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 22, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/696.