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Pentelic marble


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Named from its source on the mountains bordering the Attic plain in Greece. Eminently suitable for fine buildings both in ancient and modern times. All the finer Athenian buildings of Pericles are made of Pentelic marble, the particles of iron in it giving the famous golden tinge of colour.

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