Thasian Marble

Thasian Marble

Even Seneca already praised the marble from the island of Thasos in Greece, naming it “marmor Thasium”. The marble from Thasos has been quarried since the 5th century BC, and is often pure white and coarse-grained, with resplendent crystals. The location makes it easy to be transported by ship, and the blocks to be obtained […]

Parthenon

Parthenon

Location: Athens, Greece Date built: 447 – 438 BC (decorations continued till 432 BC) Height: 18 m Base Area: 69.5 x 30.9 metres Dedicated to: Goddess Athena Material: Marble and limestone Located on the Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon was built in the age of Pericles between 447 and 432 BCE and was dedicated to the […]

10 Different Colours of Marble

10 Different Colours of Marble

Marmor kommt in so vielen Farben vor, dass eine Entscheidung für oder gegen eine davon oft sehr schwer fällt. Einige Farben haben charakteristische Eigenschaften (wohl natürlich auch aufgrund der Herkunft des Marmors), ein paar Beispiele finden sich nachfolgend. Weißer MarmorWeißer Marmor ist nicht nur wunderschön und elegant, sondern verleiht dem Raum auch mehr davon, nämlich […]

Greek Marble

Greek Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock, formed when limestone is subjected to staggering amounts of pressure. It consists mostly of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), or a combination of calcite minerals and dolomite. The rock’s name stems from the Greek word “marmaros”, which in literal translation means “shiny stone”. In it’s purest form, the stone is white, but […]

Damasta

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Damasta is an exceptionally beautiful marble from the island of Crete in Greece. Damasta features a dark grey, almost black colour as background with strong, wavy and scattered white veins throughout the stone. Its appearance is eyecatching without ever boring or tiring the eye, a trait that makes it suitable for both small and large […]

Egyptian Marble

Egyptian Marble

Egyptian Marbles – Popularity that Transcends CenturiesMan and marble is a relationship that dates back to centuries. The marble quarrying and processing industries are one of the earliest industries known to man. As early as 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians had discovered 40 different ornamental stones. Their personal favourites were granite and Alabaster marbles, among […]

Portuguese Marble

Portuguese Marble

Portugal has a long and rich history in stone extraction. Its history stretches back to the heydays of the Roman Empire, where it was used in major monuments spread across Spanish and Portuguese landscapes. Interestingly, the Portuguese marble was also exported throughout Brazil, India and Africa. It underlines the importance of marble in the architecture […]

Hierapolis

Hierapolis / Pamukkale

Founded: 2nd century B.C. Abandoned: 14th century A.D. Location: Southwestern Anatolia Periods: Roman Republican to High Medieval Material: Marble, travertine, calcite alabaster, and polychromatic breccia Hierapolis is the ancient Greek Holy City, surrounded by the unreal landscape of Pamukkale in southwestern Anatolia. It is referred to as Holy City in archaeological terms due to the abundance of […]