Stone Stories

Euro 2020: How international soccer championships are and have been reflected in natural stone

A granite soccer ball from Austria, a web page of the country‘s Geological Survey and a marble bathtub from Germany

After 16 years of renovation, La Samaritaine in Paris can once again be experienced as a temple of consumerism

The facades facing the Seine are striking, with magnificent natural stone decor in Art Nouveau echoing the Second Empire and Baron Haussmann

A geological carpet in Belgium shows the layers of stone from 540 million years of the earth’s history

“Geological Wall“ (Mur géologique) is the title of the new attraction, which is almost finished near the village of Comblain-au-Pont about 30 km from Liège

At one spot in the Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan, five million years of climate change are preserved

An 80-meter-thick sedimentary helps scientists to understand the feedback mechanisms between land, atmosphere and ocean

Sensation in Dresden: a skull in white marble has been attributed to the famous Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Friedrich August I of Saxony, better known as Augustus the Strong, had purchased the masterpiece in 1728, but later it got forgotten

As Notre Dame is being rebuilt, replacement stones that may be suitable are now going through laboratory testing

One of the challenges is finding new quarries or bringing decommissioned ones back into service to provide the large quantities needed

Colonization of the Antilles by fauna from South America: giant sunken islands served as passageways

Over the last 40 million years, movements of the tectonic plates and glacial cycles gave birth to appearance and disappearance of archipelagos in today’s Caribbean Sea

The Aqueduct of Constantinople: how the longest water channel of the ancient world was managed

Double water channels may have been used to maintain the system while enabling constant operation

The Oscar ceremony 2021 took place in Los Angeles in a train station with striking natural stone décor

Unlike other cathedrals of transportation, at Union Station, marble and other stone varieties only accentuate, show less opulence and wealth

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