Marble has been extracted and offered to you in marble quarries of Afyon for 2300 years. With the tradition of marble processing coming for centuries, we provide you with the most beautiful Afyon marble.
Marble is frequently used in art and architecture with its aesthetic and durable properties. Civilizations such as the Hittites, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans who ruled in Anatolia used marble in their monuments.
History of Marble
We see that the first examples of marble art emerged in Anatolia. Especially in the Helen and Roman ages, marble has experienced a golden age. Marble has been used intensively in the temples we see in many parts of Anatolia. We see that marble processing in Afyon has more than 2000 years of history with around 60 old quarries and structures such as unfinished columns and blocks.
Iscehisar (Docimium) Marble
It is narrated that the city of Docimium was founded by the general Dokimos who lived under Alexander the Great. The purpose of the city is white and violet marble beds. Marbles extracted from Iscehisar were exported not only to Anatolia but also to North Africa and many cities in Italy.
Although the rich marble deposits in Iscehisar district of Afyon have been known since 300 BC and used for many years in the Ancient period, they were left non-functional for a long time. In the Republican period, it was reprocessed to be used in the construction of Anitkabir and the Turkish Grand Assembly (TBMM).
While marble operations were carried out with old technologies until the 1980s, new technologies were also used in marble production after this date. The marble, which was sent to other provinces as a raw material without processing until 1983, was processed with the marble factories established in the district after this date and sold and exported as different types of marbles.
Today, marble deposits in the district are located 1 km away from the district and are operated in two main centres. The marble deposits in these two places are 1300 metres long, 500 metres wide with 100 metres thickness in Dangictepe respectively: 4500 metres long, 1000 metres wide with 260 metres thickness in Bacakale.
In today’s archaeological excavations, marble quarry works and marble pieces belonging to the ancient period were found in Iscehisar district of Afyon.
Areas of Use
The main uses of marble are fine arts, decoration, and construction. But we can say that it is mostly used in the construction sector. In the construction sector, it is used on flooring and wall covering in the interior of buildings, and also in fireplaces, columns, kitchens, and bathrooms. In the interior decoration, veined marble, coloured marble, and onyx marble are used in the construction of products such as tables, coffee tables, knick-knacks, chandeliers, and ashtrays. White and regular grained marble is used in artworks such as monuments and sculptures.
As Delta Marble, we extract marble from Anatolia, the homeland of marble, and offer it to you with the power we get from the deep-rooted marble tradition of Anatolia for thousands of years. Our expert staff meticulously applies all steps from extracting marble from quarries to processing and making it ready for sale. We have the experience to offer the most beautiful marble from Afyon to the whole world. You can call us for questions about Afyon marble or visit our website to review our product range.