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submitted by Museum Administration on 02.11.2004

Almond Stone

Almond Stone
Copyright (2004) Robin Tzannes

Almond stone is a hard, compact limestone that is formed in deep water and therefore contains little organic matter, which accounts for its light color. Common on Kythera, almond stone is often used in outer doorsills, where years of shuffling feet will give it a smooth, polished texture. 8 cm. Photograph by Peter B Tzannes, 2004

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