Miniature Lives

marble roman
David – Sculptor: Michelangelo Buonarroti Location: Florence, Italy

The Romans did not, as might seem logical, quarry the most accessible stones, Giovanni insisted. They followed the best veins of marble, even if that meant making their slaves climb a 1500-metre mountain.
“In ancient times,” he said, pointing at the mist beyond the window, “marble was the stone of the emperors.” As the ultimate status symbol, no price – in money or human lives – was too high to pay for it!

~ An Excerpt from The Snows of Carrara, by David Downie

The daily word prompt – Miniature
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