Sunday, 20 November 2016

Spain: Las Médulas

 On Thursday I got five postcards from Spain.

One of them shows Las Médulas. Las Médulas is a cultural region in northern Spain. For two centuries the Romans exploited the gold deposits by ruina montium, a type of hydraulic mining which involved undermining a mountain with large quantities of water. It was the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. When the Romans withdrew, they left a devastated landscape. Las Médulas are since 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Rural Architecture (from set of three) (issued 10-10-2016)

Thank You very much Belén!

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