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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 —...

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...

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...

Marble & Shop: the Luxurious Marble of the Barneys Store in Beverly Hills

It is a milestone of luxury, a place where style and beauty met giving life to a unique space.We’re talking about the Barneys store...

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,...

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...

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...

The Uses of Natural Stone in the Mediterranean Style

Natural stone is one of the most widespread materials ever for its resistance, versatility, and timeless elegance: it goes very well with multiple styles,...

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...

The quarry that provided refuge on D-Day

On 6 June, 1944, the Allied forces landed on the French coastline to fight what has become known as the battle of Normandy.As the fighting...