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Italy: the history of the transport of marble from the Roman age until today

For centuries, the transportation of marble blocks from the quarry to the coast and their loading on ships represented a problem which limited the...

The Geological Wonders of Marble: Origin, Formation, and Characteristics

Marble, a spectacular natural stone admired for its beauty and used since ancient times for sculptures and constructions, finds its roots in a fascinating...

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...

500-year-old quarries discovered in Peru

The Peru government has made two significant finds after identifying two Inca quarries in the Canete area of the Lima region.According to a statement...

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...

Primavera Marble: Origin, History, and Commercial Varieties

Primavera marble is the commercial name of a compact (pure) calcareous marble of beige, brown, or pinkish color. Also known as “Breccia Primavera” this kind of...

Turkish exports of natural stones in the first five months of 2023

According to statistics released by the ICE Office in Istanbul on TURKSTAT data, Turkish exports of natural stones in the first five months of...

Old quarries have provided a treasure trove of findings for historians

An ancient quarry has been uncovered in Malta recently after trenching works conducted by the country’s Water Services Corporation. Further research revealed it might...

The islands where most Greek marble statues were made

Two islands of the Cyclades in Greece, have long been famous for their marble riches - but equal treasures were found on tiny, neighboring...

Marble machinery from over a century ago emerges from quarry

Obscured by dense vegetation that prevented it from being seen for decades, it has now come to light, causing people to cry out for...