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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland. ©NHK 1978
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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

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Mining
Salt
Wieliczka

This deposit of rock salt in Wieliczka-Bochnia has been mined since the 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300 km of galleries with works of art, altars, and statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking.

Place/Country: Poland
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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