Thursday, October 26, 2017

Feeding the ancient human hunger for marble.

Humans have used marble for eons. These photos by Edward Burtynsky, seen at the Audain, show how deep marble quarries can go. Minerals, oil, gems -- the supply is limited. These things take a long time to form. Left is a Portuguese marble quarry, below one in China.

In Carrera, Italy, above, a tiny spider-like human figure in the bottom left shows the enormous scale of this famous quarry.

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