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Roads to riches: making good the silver ore at Lavrion in Greece

Rehren, T; (2000) Roads to riches: making good the silver ore at Lavrion in Greece. Archaeology International , 4 pp. 31-34. 10.5334/ai.0411. Green open access

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Abstract

It is well known that the strategic power of ancient Athens rested on its formidable navy, but the value to the Athenians - and later to the Romans- Of the silver mines of Attica is less well understood. The Institute's newly appointed Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technologies describes his investigation of the impressive ancient mining installations that survive near Lavrion in southern Attica.

Type: Article
Title: Roads to riches: making good the silver ore at Lavrion in Greece
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5334/ai.0411
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ai.0411
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Athens, Athenians, Romans, Silver Mines, Ancient Mines, Attica, Lavrion
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475247
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