The recycling of building parts has been widely practiced throughout the Mediterranean littoral and, indeed, throughout the Aegean archipelago.
Buildings constructed in antiquity from solid marble blocks mechanically rather than chemically bonded were obvious and accessible quarries for later
centuries. With its high quality marble, Paros represents a rare example of the dismemberment of archaic and classical temples and their reassembly
nearby as fortification walls and a citadel tower in the era of the Duchy of the Archipelago. (Page 335)