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World’s oldest gold mine in danger

One of the most important prehistoric mining sites, the basis for important mining archaeology research, is in imminent danger of being destroyed forever.

Excavation director Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner has written an open later asking people to sign a petition for the preservation of the excavation site.

Link to petition

Open letter from Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner

Museum news

Zollverein and the industrial cultural landscape of the Ruhr

The application to have the industrial cultural landscape of the Ruhr, Emscher and Lippe recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site is well underway, and the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum is on board.

Zollverein and the industrial cultural landscape of the Ruhr

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