High in the Tuscan Alps, quarrymen are extracting the marble of Michelangelo’s dreams…

Posted August 5, 2017 4:30 pm by Editor

High in the Tuscan Alps, quarrymen are extracting the marble of Michelangelo’s dreams…

High in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany sits Monte Altissimo, a 5,213-foot (1,589-meter) mountain, climbed in 1517 by the Italian artist Michelangelo in pursuit of fine marble for his sculptures. There, according to Reuters, he “found the marble of his dreams. It was, the Renaissance master wrote, ‘of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline…

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