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Behind the Glory of the Silver Mine: City of Potosí


Language: English

In the 16th century, this area was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex. The extraction of silver ore relied on a series of hydraulic mills. The site consists of the industrial monuments of the Cerro Rico, where water is provided by an intricate system of aqueducts and artificial lakes; the colonial town with the Casa de la Moneda; the Church of San Lorenzo; several patrician houses; and the barrios mitayos, the areas where the workers lived.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Andean region, Potosi, Bolivia, Latin America
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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Original: Video.WEBM
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-000246-NHK-420
Source ref.: 420
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation