peperino


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peperino

(ˌpɛpəˈriːnəʊ)
n
(Geological Science) geology a brown or grey rock (tuff) consisting of condensed and cemented volcanic ash, sand, etc, esp that found outside Rome in the Albano Hills
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According to the archaeologists, several huge blocks of worked peperino stone may have helped support an awning system (velarium) to shade audience from the sun, similar to the Colosseum in Rome.
But a high wall constructed of rusticated peperino and travertine ashlars, still visible in the southern corner, insulated the enclosure from the external din and distractions of the area.