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The Marble Man – ep. 2 (part 2)

Wherein we continue to trace the curious career and prehistory of a ‘petrified man’ dug out of a New South Wales marble quarry.

Further reading and links for this episode:

Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal, 21 May 1889, p. 2, columns 4-5
Read the full article in situ and see what else was happening in district news that week.

from The Legend of the Petrified or Marble Man by Harry Stockdale, F. Cunninghame & Co., Sydney, 1889
Read the book online

The Cardiff Giant, on display at the Bastable in Syracuse, NY, circa 1869
(New York State Historical Association Library)

The petrified Finn McCool, the Causeway Giant
from The Strand Magazine (London), vol. X, July to December 1895, p. 646 (digitised by archive.org)
See that photo in situ, featured in the fascinating article, ‘The Lost Property Office’

And finally – click here to view images of Pompeii bodies, cast in plaster

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