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ROOM 2. History of gold

Beginnings of the discovery and exploitation of gold: appearance, prehistory and the immediate moment when the Roman culture arrived in the region.

The main themes of this room are the following:

  • Why did mankind fixate on gold?

  • When does the first evidence of the benefit of gold appear?

  • How was gold obtained in the early days?

  • What do we deduce from the appearance of gold in archaeological sites?

  • How did the Romans get to the region in search of raw materials?

  • What clues and knowledge helped you understand the importance of this region from a mining point of view?

2.CASTRO DA TORRE ROMAN HILLFORT DOMINATES THE MOUNTAINS IN SOBREDO (FOLGOSO DO COUREL.jpg
Montefurado-Pano.jpg

Montefurado

Castro da Torre

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