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Why is Greece known for?

Why is Greece known for?

Greece is known for being the cradle of Western Civilization, the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, and its ancient history and magnificent temples. Ancient temples in Greece include the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.

What does Greece manufacture?

Greece’s main industries are tourism, shipping, industrial products, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining and petroleum. Greece’s GDP growth has also, as an average, since the early 1990s been higher than the EU average.

Is there gold on Crete?

It is well known that gold does not naturally occur on the island of Crete, nor in its immediate vicinity. However, gold artefacts are found on Crete since the Neolithic, with their exotism and depositional patterns clearly demonstrating that gold was considered precious by Cretan communities of all periods.

What kind of mines did ancient Greece have?

The northern mountains of Thrace had large gold and silver deposits. Cyprus was known for its copper, gold, and iron. Laurium was known for the sliver and iron ore deposits. Ancient mining techniques go well back into our history – well back into our prehistory, in fact.

How is the mining industry regulated in Greece?

In 2010, Greece’s mining industry is regulated by the Mining Code that outlines a number of laws and regulations for the exploitation of industrial minerals and ornamental rocks. This code also emphasizes the health and safety factor for various mining and quarrying activities.

What kind of resources are there in Greece?

Overview of Resources. The key resources available in Greece include iron ore, lignite, zinc, lead, bauxite, petroleum and magnesite. In 2010, Greece was the world’s fourth largest producer of pumice and a leading producer of perlite.

What did ancient Greece do with the silver they found?

Athens found a large amount of silver in the mines at Laurium. At its peak, Athens had over 20,000 slaves mining at Laurium. At the request of Themistocles, they used the money from these mines to pay for a large navy. This investment in the navy paid off in their development of a large trade network around the Mediterranean.