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Greek Marble Quarrying

marble Athenians used marble in their construction of temples on the Acropolis. Marble was dug up from quarries. In the quarries, holes were drilled in the rock in a straight line. Wooden wedges were placed into the holes. The wood was then watered to make it expand. The expanding wood broke the rock in a straight line.




Careers In Ancient Greece

Actor      Athlete     Banker      Blacksmith      Craftsmen    Doctor   Farmer

Fisherman    Marble Quarrying      Market Trader      Merchant

Mining     Teacher      Slavery     Ideas About Work