For nearly 2,000 years, limestone has been extracted from quarries on the Croatian island of Brač. In the 3rd century, laborers used this dazzling white stone to build the palace of Emperor Diocletian in the city of Split. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Brač limestone was used to construct the Saint James CathedralContinue reading “Brač, Croatia: Hunting for Hercules in a Roman Quarry”
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Sculpting Tomorrow’s Artisans: The Stonemason School in Pučišća, Croatia
Aspiring stonemasons on the Croatian island of Brač learn the ropes of an Old World art.