Archaeologists have found evidence of the “gold rush” in Europe

(ORDO NEWS) — On the hills of Mala Magura near the village of Tuzhina, which is located in Slovakia, scientists managed to find archaeological evidence of the “gold rush”. It was she who captured the inhabitants of Europe in the 14th century.

The first proof that the “gold rush” in Europe is not just another fairy tale was iron tools. They were found in the western part of Slovakia. Historical sources say that near the modern village of Tuzhina in the Middle Ages, gold could be mined in huge quantities.

For a long time it was considered just a legend. Finally, archaeologists were able to find tools that could be used in the 14th century in order to extract gold. It is worth noting that there is information that other villages in the Upper Nitra region were also mining the precious metal.

When several gold deposits were discovered in the foothills of Mala Magura in the 14th century, a real “gold rush” soon arose. Scientists have found many records that people even from other countries left everything and went to this region, occupied areas where they then tried to wash their precious metal.

First of all, in search of gold, people examined the river, which was located in this area. After that, they started digging tunnels.

The “gold rush” lasted only a few years, because it soon became clear that there was much less gold in the region than previously thought. People never managed to find huge gold veins, and those finds that they made before that were one-time.

Archaeologists have long believed that it is Tuzhina that acts as the settlement that underwent the “gold rush”. But it is only recently that this interesting historical fact has actually been confirmed.


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