Poland - Wieliczka Salt Mine

by Kimp 13. May 2012 03:11

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The Wieliczka Salt Mine was started in the 1200's and is still being worked.
 
In the 1600's miners spent 14 hour days in the mine. To make it a little more homey, they started carving statues our of the salt, as they cleared salt shafts.
 
They built several chapels and carved out a huge church, 250 feet below the surface, were services are still given.
 
Topping off the experience is an underground lake and reception hall down in the mine.
 

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