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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...

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...

Such Great Heights: Where Are the World’s Tallest Buildings?

It seems that humanity is always vying to exceed our past accomplishments, and nowhere is the evidence clearer than in the tallest buildings that...

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....

Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece’s...

Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece.Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea – 125 miles southeast of Athens – are revealing...

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 Welsh slate quarries

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all...

Notre Dame de Paris: after the catastrophe

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral was heavily damaged by flames last Monday, much of one of the most famed examples of Gothic architecture - a...

Unraveling The Secret Of The Taj Mahal’s Original Color

Indian authorities are prepared to spruce up the world famous monument and restore its ancient hue — provided they can figure out just which...

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...