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Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its...

The newest building on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA is Perry World House. As a hub for international exchange and activity,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17th-century voters cast marbles instead of paper ballots

You’d be given black and white marbles. To vote no, a black marble was dropped in the box.As early as the 17th century in...

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...

Italy: the history of the transport of marble from the Roman age until today

For centuries, the transportation of marble blocks from the quarry to the coast and their loading on ships represented a problem which limited the...

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has designated the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales as...

The Slate Landscape joins the City of Bath, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Ironbridge Gorge, and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as historic landscapes of Outstanding...

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...