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Las Médulas

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Geomorphological POI
Location type: Geomorphological POI
Location address: España, León, Carucedo
Number of texts: 2
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The spectacular landscape of Las Médulas resulted from a Roman mining technique described by Pliny the Elder in 77 AD consisted of undermining the mountain with large quantities of water supplied by at least seven long aqueducts tapping the rivers in the nearby mountains. The same aqueducts were used to wash the extensive gold deposits.

Las Médulas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Linked characteristics: Did you know..., Spectacular
Linked themes: World heritage, Geography, Geology

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Las Médulas (As Médulas or As Meduas in Galician language) is a historical site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain), which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. Las Médulas Cultural Landscape is listed by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites.

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