Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

The salt mine at Wieliczka, near Kraków in southern Poland, is a World Heritage Site. This mine has been worked continuously since Medieval times. Miners have carved elaborate underground rooms and sculptures within the Miocene salt. Photo date 9/97; © by J.S. Aber.

Great cathedral, a large chamber carved entirely within salt, including floor,
walls, ceiling, and decorations. Chandeliers are made with salt crystals.

Closeup view of the cathedral's altar.

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