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A Thousand Years of Cooper Mining: Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun. ©NHK 2001
A Thousand Years of Cooper Mining: Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

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The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper production in this region since at least the 13th century. The 17th-century planned town of Falun with its many fine historic buildings, together with the industrial and domestic remains of a number of settlements spread over a wide area of the Dalarna region, provide a vivid picture of what was for centuries one of the world's most important mining areas.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region Falun, Sweden, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, sponsor ; UNESCO TV, sponsor.
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