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Charlemagne's black stones: the re-use of Roman columns in early medieval Europe

  • D. P. S. Peacock (a1)
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What were the ‘black stones’ about which Charlemagne wrote to King Offa of Mercia just before AD 800? How do these special blocks fit into the broader pattern in re-using Roman columns in early medieval buildings?

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