Famous Marble Monuments, Tombs, and Buildings

Staute of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial

Tombs Perhaps the most famous of all marble tombs is the Taj Mahal.  This shrine to an emperor’s wife was constructed in the early 17th century and is entirely clad in an ivory-white shade of marble.  The construction itself took more than 20 years, during which an estimated 20,000 stone … Read More

What’s the Best for Monuments and Headstones? A Look at Granite

Granite headstone etched with a sun

In our series on materials that are used or have traditionally been used in the making of monuments and memorials, we have looked at granite, marble, sandstone, limestone, bronze, copper, slate, and wood. In this article we will look at the uses of granite for memorial markers, statues, and tombs. … Read More