The marble of Macael in the world.
From time immemorial the marble of Macael, considered as a m A land of luxury and majesty that supports exceptionally the passage of time, has been used by ancient civilizations, passing through the most important periods of our history to reach today.
The Phoenicians were one of the first peoples to use the Macael marble, although they did so sporadically. Proof of this are the two anthropoid sarcophagi of the S.V before Christ found in Cadiz. In addition to the Phoenicians, the Greeks also used marble in their constructions; Clear example of this we have it in the ruins of Roses and Ampurias (Gerona).
In Roman times, the quarries were of imperial property. From them they extracted the whitest and highest quality marble for works such as the Roman Theater of Mérida, the mosaics in Italica (Seville), the paleocristian tomb of Berja, the Dionisos of Chirivel, the head of Vespasian of Ecija or the Mercury of the Museum of Sevilla.