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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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

New discovery sheds light on ancient quarrying technique

Recent discoveries reveal how the ancient Egyptians moved stone blocks from the alabaster quarries of Hatnub, north of modern day Luxor, during the reign...

The islands where most Greek marble statues were made

Two islands of the Cyclades in Greece, have long been famous for their marble riches - but equal treasures were recently found on tiny,...

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...

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...

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...