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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 […]

The Green of Tinos

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Tinos marble certainly stands out: It is of dark green colour, and heavily veined. It is actively quarried on the Isle of Tinos, which is part of the Cyclades in Greece. Interestingly enough, the island itself is also a source for white marble. Tinos has been used since antiquity; however, the quarries on the island […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]