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The initial success of the Athenian Empire was founded on the surplus revenue from the silver mines of the Laurion area. But how do archaeologists go about testing such an idea? Colin Cunningham excavations at the Soureza site in Southern Attica to reconstruct the mining processes, and excavations at the Agora in Athens to assess to contribution of silver mining to the creation of Imperial Athens.
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Module code and title: A294, Fifth-century Athens: democracy and city state
Item code: A294; 04
First transmission date: 09-05-1989
Published: 1989
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Duration: 00:24:23
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Producer: Tony Coe
Contributor: Colin Cunningham
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Agora; Archaeology; Archeaology; Attica; Excavations; Laurion area; Mining, silver; Parthenon; Silver; Soureza
Subject terms: Athens (Greece) --Civilisation
Master spool number: HOU6174
Production number: FOUA279W
Videofinder number: 3000
Available to public: no