The word “marble” originates from the Greek, marmaros, meaning “a snow white and spotless stone,”
The use of marble in architecture dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. Capable of bearing immense weight, marble was ideally suited for monolithic columns and supporting structures in public, private, and religious buildings.
Marble has been used in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring buildings. It has been the medium of choice for some of the world’s greatest sculptors. The most famous, Michelangelo, carved David from a single block of marble.