Marble is a metamorphic rock, which is commonly used in sculpting and buildings.
In the 5th century BCE, statues and buildings using marble were a common sight in Greece, and multiple marble quarries existed in the known Greek world. Chief among these was Mt. Pentelikos Marble Quarry in Attika, and its famous, white Pentelic marble was used in the construction of Athens, particularly the Akropolis. Other notable quarries were Naxos' quarry on Marble Bay, the Aliki Quarry on Thasos, and Paros Island's quarry. In addition to these, Andros was regarded by the historian Herodotos as the source of "some of the most expensive marble in the world", and the island of Skyros was regarded famous both for its goats as well as marble quarries.
From quarries, marble used for statues was brought to workshops, like the Marble Workshop in Athens' so-called Marble Quarter. Some, like the Athenian sculptor Phidias, were considered to be especially good at working with the material.
Marble's value continued well into the Italian Renaissance, and within Villa Auditore, a marble staircase ruled the main hall while statues, both from antiquity as well as contemporary, decorated cities like Florence and Rome. Though minor in size, the statuettes featuring various Roman deities, found scattered within the town of Monteriggioni, were made of marble.
- Assassin's Creed II
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Assassin's Creed: Origins
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Paros: Paros Harbor
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Memories Awoken
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Skyros: Skyros
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Lakonia: Tainaros
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins – Absolute Power
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Assassin's Creed II
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- ↑ Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India