Seeing a glimpse of how we evolved is absolutely mind blowing! Not just with stone processing, but fashion, food, technology, etc.  Especially in recent years, it seems that our world has had a quick shot of steroids! 
Anyhow, we all know the story of Aliens building the pyramids, but studies do show it was man that did the grunt work.
It was hard work, slowly transporting each 20 tonne marble slabs (Limestone) block with man power!
By the time it got to the Romans and the Greek, a smarter method was deployed.

The real revolution of the marble extraction techniques took place at the end of the 19th century with the invention of the helical wire and the penetrating pulley. The technique is based on a 4 to 6 millimeters diameter steel wire combined with the abrasive action of silica sand and an abundant amount of water as a lubricant.

The helical wire is a continuous loop of tensioned steel that moves at a speed of 5 to 6 meters per second and cut the marble at a rate of 20 centimeters per hour. The use of this new technique almost completely substituted the use of explosives and determined a visible change in the landscape. The mountain begun to be literally cut with precision, creating surreal landscapes made of huge flights of steps and platforms, called "piazzali di cava".

Diamond wire cutting was later invented in England in the 1950's which really brought change and innovation to the industry.  It wasn't till later the famous Carrara Marble Quarry accepted this method and still practiced today.
These days we can process the marble blocks much faster, larger quantities with precision!  Most importantly, they aren't AS heavy anymore, although they still give you a good workout.
And yes....we will revert back to MIKOL, as we are very proud to take this process even further and easier to work with.
We have made it as thin as your credit card, but strong enough to sustain the work in needs!
Which is why we want to take this to the next level!