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Newly Discovered Greek Silver Mine Rewrites History

2016-2-17 · A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece, that appears to rewrite mining history during the Aegean times. According to a post in New Historian, "mining archaeologists who were conducting a subterranean investigation of a silver mine discovered in Thorikos, Greece, have found a mining complex with infrastructure unlike […]

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Out of Athens: A day trip to Marathon, Thorikos and Cape ...

2018-8-23 · The site of Thorikos has been inhabited since the 4th millennium BC during the Neolithic period and up to the 6th century AD, where it was finally abandoned. There is evidence of extraction of silver from 1500 BC, where Thorikos was the mining …

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TARP. Thorikos archaeological research project | Faculty ...

2021-8-1 · TARP. Thorikos archeologisch onderzoeksproject. Thorikos occupies the east coast of the Lavrion area in Attica, Greece. The ancient town comprised a double-bay harbour at Agios Nikolaos, the Adami plain with the lower Potami valley, and the Velatouri hill, …

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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, THORIKOS ...

2020-9-1 · THORIKOS Attica, Greece. Situated on the E coast about 10 km N of Sounion, it was one of the 12 independent cities of this area said to have been unified by Theseus under Athenian hegemony (Strab. 9.1.20) the later years of the Peloponnesian War it was fortified (Xen.Hell. 1.2.1) in order to protect the sea route to Athens and to help protect the silver mines at Laurion.

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Thorikos (Thoricus)

2016-10-20 · By virtue of its proximity to the all-important silver mines of Lavrion, Thorikos was the regional mining centre and was fortified (Xen. Hell. 1.2.1) so as both to protect the sea route to Athens and the silver mines at Lavrion, which were instrumental in Athens'' rise to …

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Thorikos Archaeological Research Project – Thorikos ...

Thorikos occupies the east coast of the Lavrion area in Attica, Greece. The ancient town comprised a double-bay harbour at Agios Nikolaos, the Adami plain with the lower Potami valley, and the Velatouri hill, which has seen human activity since the Final Neolithic. A defensible hill, a port and a plain were all sufficient reasons for human ...

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Ancient Silver Mine Discovered in Greece | Midwest ...

2016-9-27 · The mining and metallurgical industry makes up about 4% of Greece''s total GDP and employs around 80,000 Greek workers. Although the ancient mine found in Thorikos was primarily used to extract silver, today''s Greek mines unearth a diverse …

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Some 5,000 years ago, silver mining on the shores of the ...

2016-2-10 · A mining archaeologist is at work in a 5,000 year old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. Credit: Ghent University. The team of mining archaeologists was supervised by Prof. Dr Denis Morin of the ...

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5,000 year-old silver mine discovered at Thorikos in Greece

2021-3-15 · A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. The cramped mines were likely to have been worked by slaves, who endured the lack of light, fresh air, and temperatures that hovered around 70 …

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RECENT EXCAVATIONS IN THORIKOS

later occupation could be found. The prosperity of Thorikos depended on the wealth of the silver mines, and it dwindled once the mines were worked out; this decay coincided with the introduction of the gold standard by Mace donia, the general economic decline of Athens and the tumultuous years of war following the death of Alexander the Great.

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Silver mine at Laurion

2003-7-18 · Silver mine at Laurion August 1998 Back to Dr. J''s Illustrated Persian Wars

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Tornos News | 5,000 year-old silver mine discovered near ...

2016-2-14 · 5,000 year-old silver mine discovered near Lavrio port in Greece. A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. The cramped mines were likely ...

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Grinding stones in Thorikos (Attica, Greece). Typology ...

2021-9-16 · This ancient settlement and mining town is located along the south-eastern coast of Attica, in the mining region of the Laurion. It has a very long history that goes back to the end of the Final Neolithic. Thorikos particularly flourished during the 4th century BCE, when it contributed to the large-scale production of silver in the Laurion.

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Thorikos and the Industrial Quarter: A mine of information ...

Docter, Roald, and Kim Van Liefferinge. "Thorikos and the Industrial Quarter: A Mine of Information on the Silver Industry of Ancient Attica." "All That Glitters..."The Belgian Contribution to Greek Numismatics, edited by Panagiotis Iossif, Belgian School at Athens, 2010, pp. 52–59.

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Ancient Greek silver mine unearthed

2016-2-14 · Rare Greek silver stater of Phaistos (Crete) by Ancient Medieval Arts & Numismatics on Flickr. Archeologists working in Thorikos, Greece, have found a …

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Reconsidering the role of Thorikos within the Laurion ...

2018-1-1 · Reconsidering the role of Thorikos within the Laurion silver mining area (Attica, Greece) through hydrological analyses Kim Van Liefferinge ( UGent ), Martinus van den Berg, Cornelis Stal ( UGent ), Roald Docter ( UGent ), Alain De Wulf ( UGent ) and Niko Verhoest ( UGent )

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Please, contribute to the Theatre of Thorikos

2018-4-6 · Thorikos The ancient mining town of Thorikos is situated in the Southeast of Attica, the hinterland of Athens. Since 1963, Belgian archaeologists investigate this strategically positioned center of the silver- and lead-rich Laurion district. In the heydays of Athens, the 5th century BC, silver

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Forbes about the Greek silver mine at Thorikos

2021-8-1 · Archaeologists in Greece have found a silver mine that may rewrite mining history during the Aegean times. It sounds like a plot line for a new Indiana Jones film, but it''s real, according to Forbes'' article.. The team of mining archaeologists was supervised by Prof. Dr Denis Morin of the University of Lorraine, connected with the UMR CNRS 5608 (UMR National Center for Scientific Research ...

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Thorikos Bay slag locality, Thorikos area, Lavrion slag ...

Thorikos Bay slag locality, Thorikos area, Lavrion slag localities, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece : Several slag occurrences along the Thorikos Bay. Note: This locality and the Passa Limani slag locality are Co-Type Localities for thorikosite. This locality and the Mammoth mine in Tiger, ...

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The Site – Thorikos Archaeological Research Project

The site of Thorikos occupies the coastal northeast of the Lavrion area or Lavreotiki, a metalliferous region of Attica, Greece. The ancient town or deme comprised three areas: a double-bay harbour by the Aghios Nikolaos peninsula, the Adami plain with the lower reaches of the Potami valley, and the double- peaked Velatouri hill, c. 144 m asl, which has seen human activity since the Final ...

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5,000 Year Old Silver Mine in Thorikos, Greece [image ...

A mining archaeologist is at work in a 5,000 year old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece.

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Greece''s Ancient Silver-Mining Infrastructure Studied ...

2016-2-10 · GHENT, BELGIUM—A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece. The cramped mines were likely to …

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Silver Mines Within an Ancient Town Shed New Light on …

2016-2-10 · Silver Mines Within an Ancient Town Shed New Light on the Rich History of Greece. Thorikos, an ancient town in Attica, was the site of a network of 5 kilometers (3 miles) of silver mines right underneath the town''s acropolis. Researchers believe …

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Ancient Theater of Thorikos (Thoricus)

The discovery and mining of silver at Laureion (mod. Lavrio) allowed Themistokles to build a large Athenian navy in the decade before king Xerxes of Persia invaded Greece. Themistokles'' victory over the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480 BC saved Greece and was …

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Historical Reading List: The Ancient Silver Mines at ...

2020-9-1 · Reconsidering the Role of Thorikos within the Laurion Silver Mining Area (Attica, Greece) through Hydrological Analyses, K. van Liefferinge, M. van den Berg, C. Stal, R. Docter, A. De Wulf, and N.E.C. Verhoest, Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 41, pp. 272-284, (2014). A study of water usage in Thorikos for lead-silver ore processing.

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Grinding stones in Thorikos (Attica, Greece). Typology ...

Research Explorer - Basic information about research project Grinding stones in Thorikos (Attica, Greece). Typology, function and provenance. . - This research focuses on the typology, function and provenance determination of the millstones used in Thorikos from the Bronze Age to Byzantine times. It aims to provide additional data on ancient

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Revelations of Silver Mines Uncovered in Ancient Thorikos

 · A French team of mining archaeologists conducting a subterranean investigation of a 5,000-year-old silver mine at the foot of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Thorikos, in Attica, Greece, have recently discovered a mining complex of inextricable network of galleries, shafts and chambers, with infrastructure unlike any seen from this time period (circa 3200 BCE).

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The silver mines at Laurium: source of Athenian wealth and ...

2011-5-4 · The Silver Mines Athens was the only Greek polis (city-state) with the ability to dig its own wealth straight from the ground. Laurion was an area near the east coast of Attica rich in siver-bearing ores which had been exploited since the Bronze Age.

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Ancient Greek silver mine unearthed

2016-2-11 · MessageToEagle – The team of mining archaeologists, using a drone to locate, has just discovered a complex network of galleries, shafts and chambers, at …

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How A Greek Silver Mine Discovery Is Rewriting History ...

2016-2-15 · Monday February 15, 2016 13:53. ( Kitco News) - Archeologists in Greece have found a silver mine that may rewrite mining history during the Aegean times. It sounds like a plot line for a new Indiana Jones film, but it''s real. "Mining archaeologists who were conducting a subterranean investigation of a silver mine discovered in Thorikos ...

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How A Greek Silver Mine Discovery Is Rewriting History

2016-2-16 · "Mining archaeologists who were conducting a subterranean investigation of a silver mine discovered in Thorikos, Greece, have found a mining complex with infrastructure unlike any seen from this ...

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