251 MARBLE HEROES Thanks to their masterly technique, the workers never exceeded the margin of eight millimeters in cutting the blocks, the maximum allowed on pain of a fine. The whole team from Carrara received the compliments of the landscape architects, who had had serious misgivings about its feasibility. In the end, not a single cut was wasted and not a single block was lost. Ramesses II again gazes calmly and serenely at the horizon, above the immense labor performed by the men of yesterday and today.