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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape


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The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine in the south-west of Honshu Island is a cluster of mountains, rising to 600 m and interspersed by deep river valleys featuring the archaeological remains of large-scale mines, smelting and refining sites and mining settlements worked between the 16th and 20th centuries. The site also features routes used to transport silver ore to the coast, and port towns from where it was shipped to Korea and China. The mines


on this subject: World Heritage List


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Place/region: Iwami Ginzan, Japan, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Travelogue
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Publisher: Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc (TBS)
Coproducer/sponsor: Sony corporation; UNESCO WHC
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-2012-000200-30-TBS
Rights holder: Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc (TBS)