Stone Stories

Largest find of Jurassic starfish and relatives ever discovered in the UK

The Natural History Museum excavated a site in the once shallow sea some 167 million years ago that was rapidly buried during an underwater mudslide

Roman stonemasonry at its finest: a villa in the ancient cosmopolitan city of Ephesos displayed marble on its walls up to a height of 6 m

Geoarchaeology Professor Cees Passchier of the University of Mainz, Germany, together with colleagues, has reconstructed the decoration and made some surprising discoveries

Why the Roman stonemasons changed the order of the slabs in the marble bookmatch in a villa in Ephesus

Research by geoarchaeology Professor Cees Passchier of the University of Mainz, Germany, together with colleagues

Former limestone quarry near Salzgitter, Germany, recognized as worldwide geological reference point for the transition between Turonian and Coniacian during Cretaceous

The site is a perfect rock boundary sequence over 40 meters in width, with a well-defined record of events that took place in this interval of geological time

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

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