Idrija

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drawings

Faunæ Insubricæ'' (1786) thumb left 220px Sketch of the olm in ''Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena'' (1768) by Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (Image:Proteus - Laurenti.jpg) The first researcher to retrieve a live olm was a physician and researcher from Idrija, G.A. Scopoli (Giovanni Antonio Scopoli); he sent dead specimens and drawings to colleagues and collectors. Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, though, was the first to briefly


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Geographical Status Traditional speciality guaranteed dish. He spent two years as private secretary to the bishop of Seckau, and then was appointed in 1754 as physician of the mercury (mercury (element)) mines in Idrija, a small town in the Habsburg realm, remaining there till 1769. In 1761, he published ''De Hydroargyro Idriensi Tentamina'' on the symptoms of mercury poisoning among mercury miners. Image:Scopoli Harrier 1786.png thumb Copper engraving from the ''Deliciæ Floræ et


technical cultural

its links with 500 years of mining traditions. A half millennium of mining mercury in Idrija and its surroundings left an exceptionally rich heritage of technical, cultural, and historical monuments and points of interest available to visitors as museum displays. The city's traditions in mercury mining has earned it an inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, shared with the town of Almadén in Spain, Get in Get around * Lake Divje jezero, two kilometers to the south


year award

, and a miners' theatre. Together with the Spanish (Spain) mine at Almadén, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija) since 2012. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija - UNESCO World Heritage Centre In 2011, Idrija was given the Alpine Town of the Year award. History File:Idrija


depictions

spotted a small amount of liquid mercury over 500 years ago. Idrija is one of the few places in the world where mercury occurs in both its elemental liquid state and as cinnabar (mercury sulfide) ore. The subterranean shaft mine entrance known as Anthony's Shaft (''Antonijev rov'') is used today for tours of the upper levels, complete with life-sized depictions of workers over the ages. The lower levels, which extend to almost 400 meters below the surface and are no longer being actively mined


technical achievements

in Slovenia. Until World War I Idrija stayed the second largest city in the region of Carniola. It was well connected with the most important European provinces and cities (Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna) and was a very interesting destination for scientific and technical elite of the time (Steinberg, Scopoli, Haquet, Lipold). Many of them left their mark on the city. Still today, names of many parts of the city remind us of various technical achievements from the old times: ''Bašerija'' - ore preparation, ''Prejnuta'' and ''Pront'' - ore furnace, ''Lenštat'' and ''Riže'' - wood storehouse, ''Gasa'' - street, etc. Today Idrija has almost 7000 inhabitants and is in many ways still growing. An ongoing process of modernization can be sensed in the city, which is trying hard to establish industrial and cultural connections with the rest of the World. The mercury mine today is in the process of closing down. But even with the deviation to more modern industrial fields, the city is trying to preserve its links with 500 years of mining traditions. A half millennium of mining mercury in Idrija and its surroundings left an exceptionally rich heritage of technical, cultural, and historical monuments and points of interest available to visitors as museum displays. The city's traditions in mercury mining has earned it an inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, shared with the town of Almadén in Spain, Get in Get around * Lake Divje jezero, two kilometers to the south, is at least 160 metres deep. Not for amateur divers, but you can enjoy the rich flora and fauna in its serene surrounding. See Do Buy One of the most adored Slovenian traditional crafts is '''Idrija Lace'''. This fine, handmade traditional Slovenian product can be adored in the city museum. Those who won't settle just for looking, can also visit various galleries and studios, making and selling lace and lace products. Eat The traditional local cuisine is both rich and diverse in which the foremost place belongs to the delicacy populary known as '''idrijski žlikrofi'''. It is a bit similar to ravioli stuffed with potato and chives. Drink Sleep Connect Go next Wikipedia:Idrija


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. According to Goldschmidt it can be extracted by means of xylene, amyl alcohol or turpentine; also without decomposition, by distillation in a current of hydrogen, or carbon dioxide. It is a white crystalline body, very difficultly fusible, boiling above 440 °C (824 °F). Its solution in glacial acetic acid, by oxidation with chromic acid, yielded a red powdery solid and a fatty acid fusing at 62 °C, and exhibiting all the characters of a mixture of palmitic acid


traditional local

, is at least 160 metres deep. Not for amateur divers, but you can enjoy the rich flora and fauna in its serene surrounding. See Do Buy One of the most adored Slovenian traditional crafts is '''Idrija Lace'''. This fine, handmade traditional Slovenian product can be adored in the city museum. Those who won't settle just for looking, can also visit various galleries and studios, making and selling lace and lace products. Eat The traditional local cuisine is both rich and diverse in which the foremost place belongs to the delicacy populary known as '''idrijski žlikrofi'''. It is a bit similar to ravioli stuffed with potato and chives. Drink Sleep Connect Go next Wikipedia:Idrija


significant attention

describe the olm in 1768 and give it the scientific name ''Proteus anguinus''. It was not until the end of the century that Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers from the Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna started to look into this animal's anatomy. The specimens were sent to him by Žiga Zois. Schreibers presented his findings in 1801 to The Royal Society in London, and later also in Paris. Soon the olm started to gain wide recognition and attract significant attention, resulting in thousands of animals being sent to researchers and collectors worldwide. The basis of functional morphological investigations in Slovenia was set up by Lili Istenič in the 1980s. More than twenty years later, the Research Group for functional morphological Studies of the Vertebrates in the Department of Biology (Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana), is one of the leading groups studying the olm under the guidance of Boris Bulog. Bulog B. et al. (2003). ''Black Proteus: mysterious dweller of the Karst in Bela krajina''. Ljubljana: TV Slovenia, Video tape. There are also several cave laboratories in Europe, where olms have been introduced and are being studied. These are Moulis Wikipedia:Idrija


fierce culture

(Category:Idrija) Category:Populated places in the Municipality of Idrija Category:Mining communities in Slovenia Category:Cities and towns in the Slovene Littoral Category:World Heritage Sites in Slovenia Category:Mercury mines Since the 1880s, a fierce culture war between Catholic traditionalists and integralists (integralism) on one side, and liberals, progressivists and anticlericals (Anticlericalism) dominated Slovene

Idrija

'''Idrija''' ( ; Italian (Italian language) and German (German language): ''Idria'') is a town in western Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Idrija. It is located in the traditional region of the Slovenian Littoral and is in the Gorizia Statistical Region. It is notable for its mercury (Mercury (element)) mine (mining) with stores and infrastructure, as well as miners' living quarters, and a miners' theatre. Together with the Spanish (Spain) mine at Almadén, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija) since 2012. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija - UNESCO World Heritage Centre In 2011, Idrija was given the Alpine Town of the Year award.

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