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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Card # 13
These postcard sent to me by Rafal Sulima

Is located southern Poland. In a town called Wieliczka. Depth of 327 meters and is over 300km long. Producing table salt since 13th century till 2007. In 1978 the Wieliczka salt mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites. The oldest sculptures were carved out of rock salt by miners; more recent figures have been fashioned by contemporary artists. Commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding.

Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"
carved in a wall of rock salt

Old corridor

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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