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Meurin Roman Mine


Carole Raddato
published on 17 January 2021
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The Meurin Roman Mine (German: Römerbergwerk Meurin) at Kretz in Germany is the largest underground Roman tuff (rock made of volcanic ash) quarry north of the Alps. The layers of tuff here, which are several metres thick and have been quarried for more than 2,000 years, are the result of the massive explosion of the Laacher See volcano that occured 13,000 years ago. 

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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