Archaeologist Thomas Stoellner
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Artefacts from 'the world's oldest gold mine'

Civil society activists in Georgia are campaigning to save what international archaeologists believe could be the world's oldest gold mine.

Scientists say it dates back nearly 5,400 years. But the Georgian government has recently allowed commercial mining to start there, saying the site has no historical value.

Archaeologist Thomas Stoellner from the University of Bohum showed the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie some of the artefacts that have been found in the mine.

  • 29 May 2014
  • From the section World
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