The grandeur of the Roman Empire was bankrolled with gold from Rosia Montana's mines, and some of the original tunnels still exist, offering invaluable treasures to archaeologists and historians alike.
The grandeur of the Roman Empire was bankrolled with gold from Rosia Montana's mines, and some of the original tunnels still exist, offering invaluable treasures to archaeologists and historians alike. Nadia Shira Cohen / MCT
The grandeur of the Roman Empire was bankrolled with gold from Rosia Montana's mines, and some of the original tunnels still exist, offering invaluable treasures to archaeologists and historians alike. Nadia Shira Cohen / MCT

Thirst for gold threatens historic mining center in Romania

August 23, 2011 5:10 PM