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Stone masons have existed since the dawn of civilization, constructing some of the most long lasting ancient monuments, artifacts and cities. Perhaps one of the most famous stone masons is the famous artist, sculptor, architect, Michaelangelo Buonarroti. Although many of his sculptures are famous, some of the most popular would include La Pietà which is situated at the Vatican Museums, and his sculpture of David in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Some of the most awe-inspiring stone masonry would include the Easter Island statues, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Greek Parthenon, Stone Henge and more. A civilization or civilisation has a variety of meanings related to human society. ... Construction on the North Bytown Bridge in Ottawa, Canada. ... A monument is a structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons rather than for any overtly functional use. ... An artifact (also artefact) is a term coined by Sir Julian Huxley meaning any object or process resulting from human activity. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Michelangelo (full name Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) (March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564) was a Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter, and poet. ... Pietà by Michelangelo The Pietà (1498–99) by Michelangelo is a marble sculpture in St. ... Categories: Stub | Vatican City ... Michelangelos David David fighting Goliath David (דָּוִד Beloved, Standard Hebrew Dávid, Tiberian Hebrew Dāwiḏ; Arabic داود Dāʾūd Beloved), as referred to as King David, was the third and one of the most the well-known kings of ancient Israel, as well as the most mentioned man in the... The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the most famous museums in the world. ... Location within Italy Florence (Italian, Firenze) is a city in the center of Tuscany, in central Italy at 43°46′ N 11°15′ E. The city on the Arno River has a population of around 400,000, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000. ... Easter Island and its location Orthographic projection centred over Easter Island Easter Island (Polynesian: Rapa Nui (Great Rapa), Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is an island in the south Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. ... This is about the polyhedron. ... The Parthenon seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενών) is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous buildings in the world. ... Stonehenge Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age monument located near Amesbury in Wiltshire, England, about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Salisbury. ...


The fraternity/cult of the Freemasons found their roots in the humble art of stone masonry. A fraternity is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. ... In religion and sociology, a cult is a group of people (often a new religious movement) devoted to beliefs which may be different to those held by the majority of society. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ...


The most common materials used by stone masons are marble, granite, travertine, limestone and sandstone. Marble This page is about the metamorphic rock. ... Granite is a common and widely-occurring group of intrusive felsic igneous rocks that form at great depths and pressures under continents. ... Travertine A carving in travertine Travertine, a natural stone, is a white concretionary form of calcium carbonate that is usually hard and semicrystalline. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... Red Sandstone in Wyoming Sandstone is an arenaceous sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. ...


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Masonry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2343 words)
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar.
The strength of a masonry wall is not entirely dependent on the bond between the building material and the mortar; the friction between the interlocking blocks of masonry is often strong enough to provide a great deal of strength on its own.
Stone blocks used in masonry can be "dressed" or "rough." Stone masonry utilizing dressed stones is known as ashlar masonry, whereas masonry using irregularly shaped stones is known as rubble masonry.
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