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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...

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 —...

Stone tools discovered within former Roman enclave in Morocco

An analysis has been conducted on the stone tools recovered from a former outpost within the Roman Empire. The discovery highlights how ancient bakers...

Tucked-Away Marble Quarries Discovered of Naxos, Greece

The source of marble for a statue of Apollo on the Greek island of Delos has been a mystery to art historians and archaeologists...

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...

Marble: the history of marble from the Roman age until today

Every part of the territory of the Apuan Alps is characterised by the presence of immense veins of a precious marble, which is famous...

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has designated the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales as...

The Slate Landscape joins the City of Bath, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Ironbridge Gorge, and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as historic landscapes of Outstanding...