Gypsum has been widely used since prehistoric times. The name comes from the Greek word ‘Gupsos’, which means ‘to cook’ or ‘burned’, a reference to how gypsum is commonly prepared for use as plaster. For centuries, gypsum has been used for plaster and pigments in both constructing and decorating buildings.
A massive fine-grained white or lightly tinted variety of gypsum, called alabaster, has been used for sculpture by many cultures including Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient Rome, Byzantine empire and the medieval England. Assyrians sculpted the alabaster variety of massive gypsum into ornaments and figurines, while Greeks used transparent selenite gypsum crystals for their temple windows, long before glass was invented.
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