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The Use of Marble in Architecture: Classy Material for the Ages

Marble is a precious rock that has many different properties. There are very few rocks like it. The biggest reason why this rock is...

The Majestic Marble Quarries of Northern Italy

What we admire as pristine white stone was born hundreds of millions of years ago in overwhelming darkness. ‘‘Marmo,’’ the Italians call it —...

The Sleeping Giant in Greece’s Naxos

A giant ancient statue is lying on its back for centuries on a hill at the Greek island of Naxos.The Kouros of Apollonas, also...

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...

Priceless marble sculptures discovered in Jerash

After years of meticulous work, a French archaeological team that has been excavating the eastern Roman baths in Jerash, unearthed several intact sculptures from...

Greek Marble: The Stone that Shaped the World

From prehistoric Cycladic figurines to the Parthenon Marbles and beyond, marble has been used time and again in Greek art and architecture to honor...

This mine has produced more marble than anywhere on Earth

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bernini and Rodin all sourced their marble here Located in the Apuan Alps in northern Italy, the Carrara Marble Mines have been...

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...

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...

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...