From Alyki to Saliara
A comparison between ancient and modern quarrying
Most of the tools used in the ancient quarries, are still used today, especially for the partition of large solid bodies. These are the plumb, the canon, the meter, the compass, the strand and color for markings, the brads, the wedges, various sizes of levers, hammers of all sizes. There were tools that no longer exist today and these are specially shaped hammers for shaping, crab winches, and wooden and iron rollers for the transportation of the blocks, the products and the wastes.