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Rosia Montana

About the site

Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Rosia Montana
Type: Ancient Site, Historic Town
Epoch: Modern Times, Middle Ages, Antiquity
World Heritage:
Modern TimesMiddle AgesAntiquityAncient SiteHistoric Town

The remains of the largest Roman gold mine in the world lie in Rosia Montana. Gold has been mined at Rosia Montana, in the Apuseni mountains of West-Central Romania, since prehistoric times. The area’s riches attracted several foreign powers. These powers carried off the precious metals to Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin but left behind what has become an historical and archaeological treasure of world class.
This important archaeological site is now in danger of being totally destroyed by a modern private mining project. Already international donors have decided not to contribute to this project because of the serious threats it puts on the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

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