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Several varieties of stone were employed in ancient Greek architecture, including (poros) limestone, conglomerate, breccia, granite, gneiss and marble.

Description: The choice of a particular type of stone for a building depended primarily on availability of a type stone. Consequently, there are areas in Greece that are known for their quarries of a certain vein of marble, and regions that are known to have had a particularly nice variety of a stone that they quarried there and exported at great expense to other regions to be used for a special building project.

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