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Ancient marble bracelets unearthed in Central China

Archaeologists have found six ancient white marble bracelets at a site in Central China's Henan province, local authorities said Tuesday. Besides the bracelets, some other...

Technology met art: Artist Davide Quayola used a robot to recreate a marble Hellenic...

Technology met art, as a London-based artist Davide Quayola used a robot to recreate a Hellenic masterpiece of Laocoon and his Sons. The masterpiece which...

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...

Sculpture by Antonio Canova to sell for over £1 million – after being lost...

An exceptionally important marble bust by one the the art world’s most revered sculptors is set to sell for “in excess of £1 million”...

India: The past preserved in a Marble Palace

In the heart of Calcutta lies a quaint time-bubble, the Marble Palace. I walked in to see and feel what the walls, pillars and...

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 —...

The Sleeping Giant in Greece’s Naxos

A giant ancient statue is lying on its back for centuries on a hill at the Greek island of Naxos. The Kouros of Apollonas, also...

Priceless marble sculptures discovered in Jerash

After years of meticulous work, a French archaeological team that has been excavating the eastern Roman baths in Jerash, unearthed several intact sculptures from...

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...

Queen Victoria marble portrait saved from export to tune of £1m

Cambridge museum to display brutally realistic bust of the late monarch The least amused portrait of Queen Victoria ever created, showing the monarch with brutal realism as...