The vivarium consists of eight immense arches two stories high, formed from blocks of travertine.
They are built of blocks of red tufa, with facing of travertine.
The substruction of this temple, which has been laid bare, consists of tufa cased with travertine.
The ground floor corridor is wainscoted in rosy-tan Montana travertine.
These also were united into a solid mass by the travertine, all of which had been deposited by water flowing through the crevice.
This has been heightened by a travertine wall of the republican period.
The great doors of travertine groaned as they swung slowly open on their stone pivots, and a scorpion fled from the light.
Fragments of the travertine substructions of the scena still remain.
The walls of the cella were built of travertine faced with marble.
The huge blocks of travertine of which it is built were taken from the Coliseum.
1797, from Italian travertino "a kind of building stone," from Latin tiburtinus, from Tiburs, adjective from Tibur (modern Tivoli), region in Latium.
A white, tan, or cream-colored form of limestone, often having a fibrous or concentric appearance. Travertine is formed through the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, especially at the mouth of a hot spring or in limestone caves, where it forms stalactites and stalagmites. It is similar to, but harder than, tufa.