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A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

By Karin Kirk, GeologistNatural stone isn’t just beautiful and durable; it’s a monument to Earth’s past. Every piece of natural stone is a product...

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...

A brief history of the national monuments of Pakistan

Pakistan is a land of numerous architectural landmarks. From monuments that are featured on the national currency notes, to mausoleums of prominent Pakistanis, let's...

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...

Taroko Gorge: The marble canyon of Taiwan

If you are looking for a new adventure in nature, then undoubtedly the marble canyon will be in your wishlist. The marble canyon, or...

4,000 Year Old Carved Stone Slab is Europe’s Oldest Known Map

An intricately carved stone slab from the early Bronze Age found in France has been identified as the oldest cartographical representation of a known territory in...

Why Knoxville Was Called “the Marble City”

Stone from Knoxville-area quarries adorns some of the most famous buildings in America. Geologists note that Tennessee marble, often pinkish in hue, is actually a crystalline...

The ancient quarries of Alyki in Thassos island, Greece

Thassos island is one of the most known and important marble mining centers of ancient times. It is a place where someone can see...

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

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

Aliki Ancient Marble Quarry in Thassos Island, Greece

The partially submerged ruins of a white marble quarry used in ancient Greece for over 1,200 years.  White marble was highly sought-after in ancient Greece,...