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Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its...

The newest building on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA is Perry World House. As a hub for international exchange and activity,...

History of marble brought to light

The Altissimo quarries, located in Italy’s 1589m high Apuan Alps, in northern Tuscany, Italy, have greatly evolved from their inception in the Roman Age to...

Know Your Rocks: An Overview of the Geology of Natural Stone

Do you love natural stone? Me too. Fans of natural stone countertops, tiles, fireplaces, walls, and building stone are natural allies to geologists. We...

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...

Cave of the Nymphs: This is where the famous marble of Paros came from...

The Cave of the Nymphs is found at the Ancient Quarries in Marathi (4th km, Parikia-Lefkes road). The quarries date back to antiquity and marble...

Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece’s...

Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece. Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea – 125 miles southeast of Athens – are revealing...

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 recently found on tiny,...

The underground quarry of Normandy – a refuge for civilians

75 years have passed from D- Day. Underground quarry saved the lives of thousands of civilians. Unless there was the vast underground quarry where thousands...

Notre Dame de Paris: after the catastrophe

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral was heavily damaged by flames last Monday, much of one of the most famed examples of Gothic architecture - a...

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...