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Properties of Travertine as a Stone Building Material

Travertine is a sedimentary type of limestone that has been has been subjected to intense heat and pressure underground and is commonly located near hot springs and limestone caves. It has been a popular building material historically because of the location of the first travertine quarries located in Italy and Turkey back in the days of the ancient Roman Empire. Its popularity has endured over the centuries for several reasons. Continue reading