Stone Stories

Stone people: “Courage and Progress immortalized in natural stone“ by the Italian immigrants who came to Brazil 150 years ago

On February 21, 1874, the sailing ship “La Sofia” arrived at the Port of Vitória in Brazil

News about the rock eyes of the marine chiton Acanthopleura granulata

The small animals have lenses made of aragonite and can probably detect the appearance of predators through changes in brightness

Stone age artists carved detailed human and animal tracks in rock art in Namibia

Indigenous trackers could identify the prints’ species, sex and age for 90% of analyzed engravings

Anping Bridge, not far from Xiamen, dates back to the 12th century and is built entirely of granite

The roadway on thick piers was intended to facilitate the transport of goods to and from a port

Oddities from the world of stones: obelisks have always been challenges for stone sculptors, engineers, and storytellers

The British company Lapicida has now included scaled-down versions in its collections

New in the list of Heritage Stones: Rochlitz porphyry tuff

The red rock from Germany originates from a supervolcano and can be found on numerous buildings

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