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Silver: A Source of Power for the State: Evidence of Archaeology

Synopsis
The initial success of the Athenian empire was founded on the surplus revenue from the silver mines of the Laurion area. Examines how archaeologists go about testing such an idea. Uses excavations at the Soureza site in southern Attica to reconstruct the mining processes, and excavation at the Agora in Athens to assess the contribution of silver mining to the creation of imperial Athens.
Series
Fifth-Century Athens: Democracy and City State, Course A209
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1989
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; Sale as part of A209/VC1 only.
Notes
Was A294/04V.
Subjects
Archaeology; Classical studies
Keywords
archaeological investigation; Greece - classical; silver-mining industries

Credits

Producer
Tony Coe
Cast
Colin Cunningham 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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