Museum salesopolis


Thisunique museumit can introduce you to the history of salt deposits development in the Transcarpathian region. The Museum was founded in 1973. Karl Ivanovich Lukach (1924-2008) became the founder of the Museum. He spent almost all of his life studying salt production in Transcarpathia. In our days the Museum of the history salesopolis led by the son of Karl Ivanovich.

The Museum is located near the mines of Solotvyno salt mine at PGT. Solotvino,2 Shakhterskaya street. This is one of the largest in Europe solerudnikiv. Local salt reserves experts count more than three hundred million tons, and the thickness of the reservoir of industrial development is estimated at three hundred meters. Unfortunately, today the mines of Solotvyno salt mine are not valid. They are flooded with water, and the village suffers from karst processes.

Salt began to be extracted here in the II century. Here repeatedly Roman coins of the II-IV century were found. in 1409, the modern name was first mentioned the settlement of Zlatina that eventually transformed into Slavyansk is called Saltvino.

In ancient times, salt in Solotvino was extracted by an open method. Salescoach just dug a stepped hole, the depth of which reached twenty meters. Then they began to dig cone-shaped or ” devil’s holes, the depth of which could reach one hundred and fifty meters. We descended into these conical pits by special routes one of the other ladders, and large chunks of salt rose from the pit wrapped in special the nets are woven from ropes or Buffalo hide. Then they were separated at the level of the cube, each of which was marked with the miner’s personal brand and given to a special official, who was in the Royal service.

The wages of the miners in those days were scanty. Therefore, it is not surprising that they often rebelled. The first documented strike of the solotva miners took place in 1551. Solembum then managed to meet their power requirements.

If you decide to visit this unique Museum, you can learn more about the incredibly hard work of ancient miners, read the samples mining equipment, various tools and engineering structures, which were used for the purpose of salt extraction.

The tour should be arranged in advance bytelephone’s (03131) 21006

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