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17th-century voters cast marbles instead of paper ballots

You’d be given black and white marbles. To vote no, a black marble was dropped in the box. As early as the 17th century in...

Marble sites unearthed in the Greek Islands

Three ancient Karystos shale marble quarries have been discovered on the Greek island of Evia. The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that the...

Jaswant Thada – An Architectural Marvel Worth Seeing

It was made of pure white marble that retains its allure to date Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s very own marble mausoleum marvel and is...

The place where the marble of the classic sculptures comes from

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

Why Knoxville Was Called “the Marble City”

Stone from Knoxville-area quarries adorns some of the most famous buildings in America. Geologists note that Tennessee marble, often pinkish in hue, is actually a crystalline...

How Marble Sculptures Have Inspired Artists and Captivated Audiences for Millenia

Throughout art history, sculptors have experimented with an eclectic range of mediums. While cast bronze, carved wood, and fired clay have made lasting impressions, no material has captivated...

This mine has produced more marble than anywhere on Earth

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bernini and Rodin all sourced their marble here Located in the Apuan Alps in northern Italy, the Carrara Marble Mines have been...

The Majestic Marble Quarries of Northern Italy

What we admire as pristine white stone was born hundreds of millions of years ago in overwhelming darkness. ‘‘Marmo,’’ the Italians call it —...

Dublin: Hidden history of Trinity’s Victorian marble wonder revealed

The hidden history of one of Dublin’s most influential and ground-breaking Victorian buildings has been revealed in a new multidisciplinary project at Trinity College Dublin. The...

Shanghai quarry wins landscaping award

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden's Quarry Garden project has won a prestigious landscape practice award in London. Designed by Prof. Zhu Yufan from Tsinghua University, the...