Site of gold mine at Sakdrisi hill in Georgia
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Campaign to save ancient gold mine in Georgia

29 May 2014 Last updated at 12:08 BST

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.

Rayhan Demytrie spoke to Dr Thomas Stoellner, an archaeologist at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Soso Tsabadze from RMG Gold, and activist Marine Mizandari.