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Neolithic Flint Mines of Spiennes
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Neolithic Flint Mines of Spiennes

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Belgium
Best of: Mines
Description:
The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes, covering more than 100 ha, are the largest and earliest concentration of ancient mines in Europe. They are also remarkable for the diversity of technological solutions used for extraction and for the fact that they are directly linked to a settlement of the same period.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Neolithic Flint Mines of Spiennes", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.