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Idrija and Almaden Inaugurated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Idrija, 12 December - The mercury mines in Idrija in western Slovenia and Almaden in Spain officially became UNESCO World Heritage sites on Wednesday, half a year after a decision to that effect was adopted in St Petersburg.

Idrija
A ceremony marking the entry of the Idria and Almeda mercury mines on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Photo: Rosana Rijevec/STA

Idrija
A ceremony marking the entry of the Idria and Almeda mercury mines on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Photo: Rosana Rijevec/STA

Idrija
A ceremony marking the entry of the Idria and Almeda mercury mines on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Photo: Rosana Rijevec/STA

Idrija
Idrija Mayor Bojan Sever Addressing a ceremony marking the entry of the Idria and Almeda mercury mines on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Photo: Rosana Rijevec/STA

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