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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...

Explore India’s Finest Marble Work at Dilwara Temple in Mt. Abu

Rajasthan’s only hill station – Mount Abu is home to Dilwara temples that are highly appreciated for their use of marble and intricate marble...

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

When Chicagoans walk or drive past the stately Indiana limestone building located just a half mile west of Lake Michigan in the Lincoln Park...

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...

Rosso antico και porfido verde antico: laconic but luxurious stones!

Article by Peter Tzeferis* Marmor Taenarium and rosso antico were the names given by the Greeks, but especially the Romans, in the red marble, which,...

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...

The British Quarry That Hid Van Gogh, da Vinci and Rembrandt

For four years, a disused slate quarry in a remote mountain in North Wales became home to some of the world’s greatest artistic masterpieces....

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...

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...

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...