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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,...

Marble Village of Dhee Ayn

The Marble Village of Dhee Ayn in Saudi Arabia is a 400-year-old stone settlement built on top of a white marble hill. The construction...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...