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mud "tholos" domes
I am interested to gather informations on mud tholos domes in Mediterranean and Asian areas. A Cultura 2000 project funded by European Commission started last november on this subject.
The constructions with dome constitute a cultural and architectural heritage, as well as a technique, shared between the Orient and the Occident. The �tholos� domes, or �beehive� cupolas, addresses an ancient tradition of construction, which produced traditional architectures and rural and urban habitations. Those realisations, remarkable from an aesthetic and ethno-anthropological point of view, can still be observed nowadays in several constructions, in the Mediterranean zone and in Africa: the trulli in the Puglie (Alberobello), the specchie in the region of Salento (South Italy), the cabins in the Vaucluse (France), the talayot in Majorca and the �domes� villages in the region of Alep, Syria.
Valerio Valeri
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I am interested to gather informations on mud tholos domes in Mediterranean and Asian areas. A Cultura 2000 project funded by European Commission started last november on this subject. The constructions with dome constitute a cultural and architectural heritage, as well as a technique, shared between the Orient and the Occident. The �tholos� domes, or �beehive� cupolas, addresses an ancient tradition of construction, which produced traditional architectures and rural and urban habitations. Those realisations, remarkable from an aesthetic and ethno-anthropological point of view, can still be observed nowadays in several constructions, in the Mediterranean zone and in Africa: the trulli in the Puglie (Alberobello), the specchie in the region of Salento (South Italy), the cabins in the Vaucluse (France), the talayot in Majorca and the �domes� villages in the region of Alep, Syria.
Valerio Valeri
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Saverio, Hello, I know of stone beehive houses in Italy and southern Turkey just above the Syrian border.

I am puzzled that you say these beehive domes are made from mud?
Frank John Snelling
mud
Stone domes of south italy (puglia) are well known, instead I don't have any informations on south turkey domes. do you have any data or images of them?
Valerio Valeri
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