Ancient Iron Mine in Dugopolje Discovered (VIDEO)

Daniela Rogulj

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Saša Sapa Stojanović
Saša Sapa Stojanović

At the foot of the Mali Mosor hill near the settlement of Kotlenice (Dugopolje municipality), there is an underground mine in which iron was mined during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was likely mined for the needs of the Roman legion in Trilj’s Tirulija, reports Dalmacija Danas.


Saša Sapa Stojanović

However, as the Romans forcibly occupied these areas, it is assumed that they took it from the Illyrians.


Saša Sapa Stojanović

The history of this mine is increased by three entrances and dozens of trenches. The lowest point of the mine is about 35 meters below ground level and branches almost a kilometer in all its directions.

“We urge you not to enter the mine without equipment or expert guidance due to the danger of getting lost or injured by the collapse of fragile material,” says the author of the video “Ancient mine – secrets of the underground labyrinth in Kotelnice,” Jurica Galić Juka.


Saša Sapa Stojanović

At the end of this instructive and interesting video, speleologists gave a great example of how to protect the heritage of their homeland. Namely, the truck tire thrown into the mine was taken to the surface and then deposited in a container.

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