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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Cremation is allowed, but ashes must not be scattered

The Vatican has released „instructions“, as a reaction to the change in funeral culture in the Western world

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Ajloun in the Kingdom of Jordan is home to the Royal Academy for Nature and Conservation constructed on the rim of a defunct quarry

Euroroc News (2/16): new definitions for 25.15, 25.16 etc; Crystalline Silica; Smart CE-marking

Latest news about important topics for the stone sector which are being discussed in Brussels

Greek Stone Group International (SGI) gets 15 million € from Black Sea Development Bank (BSTDB)

Seven-year loan is meant to support economic development and job creation in Northern Greece around Thessaloniki

A great success: the Natural Stone Resource Library by MIA and BSI

Online since 2015, the database for technical documents has had nearly 23,000 downloads in 12 months

Continuously accumulating eruption-threat in the South American Altiplano-Puna which never came to an outburst

Geoscientists discover magma volumes of supervolcanic proportions in the Andes

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In Iceland a temple for the mythological Nordic Deities is being erected for the first time. Stone is involved inasmuch as the holy place is set in a cliff with a view on the capital Reykjavik

„Mud therapy“ to restore the shiny beauty of India’s Taj Mahal

The ivory white marble has acquired a yellow tinge due to air pollution / The main dome will be hidden behind scaffolding for some months in 2017

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„After the Fire“ a book describing how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire 350 years ago. Primarily natural stone, specifically Portland Limestone was used

Technological District of Marble and Ornamental Stones in Carrara founded

The aim is to identify and implement strategies to stimulate innovation of the enterprises of the stone sector in the region

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