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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,...

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,...

The place where the marble of the classic sculptures comes from

Many of the masterpieces of Michelangelo were made of the Pietrasanta marbleA little further beyond the Tuscan coast lies a picturesque town with whitewashed...

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 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....

History of marble brought to light

The Altissimo quarries, located in Italy’s 1589m high Apuan Alps, in northern Tuscany, Italy, have greatly evolved from their inception in the Roman Age to...

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...

Panathenaic Stadium: The house of the first modern Olympic Games built entirely of marble

The spectacular Panathenaic Stadium remains one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and is a shining beacon of modern Athens. Following several transformations...

Jaswant Thada – An Architectural Marvel Worth Seeing

It was made of pure white marble that retains its allure to date Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s very own marble mausoleum marvel and is...