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Apuan Alps: The Birthplace of Carrara Marble

The Apuan Alps are home to the so-called Italian white gold, that is marble.In this picturesque scenario, the Carrara marble caves tell the story...

Marble Palace, Kolkata: the story behind Kolkata’s mansion of curiosities

This 19th-century neo-classical mansion tucked away within the serpentine lanes of north Kolkata is emblematic of the churn of modernity and Renaissance that left...

The Uses of Natural Stone in the Mediterranean Style

Natural stone is one of the most widespread materials ever for its resistance, versatility, and timeless elegance: it goes very well with multiple styles,...

Cobblestone and Sandstone Bring a Slice of History

European cobblestones have withstood centuries of hoof beats and carriage wheels, and they’re still going strong.The stones, set in place 100 to 400 years...

How Caryatids Have Beautifully Blended Sculpture and Architecture Since Ancient Times

When you think of marble statues, what comes to mind? You most likely imagine sculptures of freestanding figures, like the Venus de Milo and David. In addition to...

Last Roman gladiator arena built in an abandoned quarry

Archaeologists in Switzerland have uncovered the ruins of a Roman-era amphitheater — possibly the youngest on record — where spectators likely watched gladiator fights...

Who built Stonehenge? A brand new British Museum exhibition brings us closer to the...

The famous stone circle of Stonehenge in the English countryside is an instantly recognisable prehistoric monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Ancient humans first...

Carrara marble: an excellence known all over the world

One of the most appreciated materials in the worldOne of the most popular materials in italy and also one of the most used by...

The largest book in the world is made of marble!

The world's largest book is in the Kudodau Pagoda in Myanmar. The book has 1,640 pages with 100 lines each and is 1.52 metres...

The place where the marble of the classic sculptures comes from

Many of the masterpieces of Michelangelo were made of the Pietrasanta marbleA little further beyond the Tuscan coast lies a picturesque town with whitewashed...