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photoblog image Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 6

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 6

 

The Sielec chamber, with a display showing the means of moving the salt through and out of the mine - man-drawn and horse-drawn.  At one time there were 100 horses in the mine, reduced to 4 after WWII, the last one, Baska, leaving the mine in 2002.  Apparently, the horses were better fed than the miners, to ensure their longevity!

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 6

 

The Sielec chamber, with a display showing the means of moving the salt through and out of the mine - man-drawn and horse-drawn.  At one time there were 100 horses in the mine, reduced to 4 after WWII, the last one, Baska, leaving the mine in 2002.  Apparently, the horses were better fed than the miners, to ensure their longevity!

comments (6)

Clearly difficult on both the 4 legged and 2 legged creatures
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Oct 2018, 04:36
Quite a good display, Tom.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Oct 2018, 06:43
I would imagine without horses this place wouldn't have been able to produce half of what it did..
I suppose the temperature was cool during your tour. They certainly would not like heat or moisture.
I guess the horses never saw the light of day between being taken down and being bought back to the surface when they were considered life expired.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Oct 2018, 05:00
it had to have been gruesome work

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