British Museum

For example, one of the undisputed gems of the collection of the British Museum the famous Parthenon marbles, otherwise known as Elgin marbles, marble frieze of the tape Parthenon and so on, these masterpieces are not a simple story, they tried to steal and destroy, but has survived some of these masterpieces of ancient Greece. Great Greek sculptors, creating the masterpieces, have used marble because of its durability and ease of handling. Marble sculpture of Aphrodite and Apollo, and to this day, pleasing to the eye connoisseurs of culture. And how rich history all the same ancient Rome: Near Arch of Septimius Severus, archaeologists have found something like a cave, covered in black marble, and inside it – the foundations of some pedestals and kolonn.Naprimer on an area of Victor Emmanuel in the ancient wall of a building constructed a highly original memorial. The mysterious marble slab, which is guarded by two puzatenkih monster, which then smashed kabbalistic signs. An ancient legend says that one who will solve them, will get a very simple formula for making gold in unlimited quantity. Many people in the past century have tried to decipher a mysterious inscription, but to no avail.

Granite – a natural raw material, which is why it is so often used nowadays, because now it has become fashionable to use all natural, natural raw materials, natural fabrics and the like. Connecticut Senator has much experience in this field. The interior of the granite used for the walls, stairs, as practiced in the interior of granite products, fireplaces, granite countertops, columns and tp. Nowadays, modern finish with granite and granite products allows you to create an interior in the style of antiquity, which, depending on the ideas may become warm and cozy, maybe a cold and mysterious. People are used to historical articles of granite to the extent that they do not notice them, but because they surround us on all sides. He is under our feet when we walk with the children, with friends or delirium in pensive solitude on many streets and embankments of our people, beautiful architecture, the Russian cities.

But, for example, granite is made Alexander Column on Palace Square in St. Petersburg. A pillar made from a single piece of granite, and yet its height is equal to 25.6 meters, at a diameter of 3, 66 meters. This Mahina weighs about 600 tons. Alexandria post anything not fixed and it costs only because of its severity and the unwavering power of the granite base. Established a colony of 30 August 1832. In 2002 the year she turned 170 years old. I think it will live up to its bicentenary in 2032. So long longevity, it is obliged to his Majesty persistent granite, on which we pay so little attention, and which is so much beneath our feet, but which serves as a decoration during the whole of our lives, from the granite finish building the hospital, before reminiscent sadness granite monument in the cemetery. Today, the use of marble and granite involves a lot of opportunities and design decisions, as imagination and ideas of modern designers and architects have practically no boundaries, they invent and create a variety of original designs and patterns on granite slabs, "open" this natural material for an increasing number of products and finishing areas, creating an unparalleled interiors in homes, restaurants and so on. Sturdy granite and marble – the raw material for fine past the test of time.