Monday, November 16, 2009

Das Erzgebirge

My family name comes from this region in Germany along its southern boundary with the Czech Republic. This is also an area with a strong imprint from natural resources extraction. Salt was transported through here during the later years of the Roman Empire. Silver and other precious metals were then mined beginning in the Middle Ages.

1 Comments:

At 8:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home