Olympia Red Marble

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Olympia Red Marble, ΤΗΕ ΜΥΤΗ

Olympia Red Marble

According to Greek Mythology, Hercules inaugurated the first Olympic Games to celebrate the success of one of his 12 labours - the cleaning  of King Augeas stables. Augeas had so many cows and goats, that the  ground could not be cultivated because of the dung of the animals. To solve the problem, he called Hercules and promised him a part of his land. These stables had not been cleaned in over 30 years and over 1,000 cattle lived there. However, Hercules succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth.First the hero tore a big opening in the wall of the cattle-yard where the stables were. Then he made another opening in the wall on the opposite side of the yard. Next, he dug wide trenches to the two rivers which flowed nearby.
He turned the course of the rivers into the yard. The rivers rushed through the stables, flushing them out and all the mess flowed out the hole in the wall on  other side of the yard.Augeas was irate because he had promised Hercules one tenth of his cattle if the job was finished in one day. He refused to honor the agreement and Hercules killed him after completing the tasks.
According to the Odes of the poet Pindar, Hercules then founded the Olympic Games. The length of the first stadium, just over 192 metres, was said to be the distance that he could run in one breath.

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DESCRIPTION

A combination of red brown and bordeaux colours, elegant marble with neutral pattern and consistent structure & veins. Gives practical solutions on installation fields. Decorative stone combined easily with beige, white and grey materials providing an impressive and classic result.

APPLICATIONS

Heavy use areas like walls, public spaces etc.
Residential, Commercial and Institutional development projects
Interior, Exterior Flooring and Wall cladding, Decorative Elements, Columns etc.
SUITABLE FOR:
Big and small projects

FINISHES

Polished, Honed

AVAILABILITY

PHYSICAL TEST

 

APPARENT SPECIFIC WEIGHT 2.733,5 kg/m3 EN 1936
ABSORPTION WATER 0,13 % wt EN 13755
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH 110,9 MPa EN 1926
MODULUS of RUPTURE 0,8 MPa EN 12372
ABRASION RESISTANCE 21,1 mm EN 14157