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Feudal mine. Harz mountains of what is now Germany. The mine is part of the feudal system by which land was owned and managed in that period. The feudal castle is at top left, with the feudal overlord, or chatelain, and his wife (the chatelaine) at lower right. Mining in the Harz mountains has a long history, with the area being famed for its historic silver mines. Lead and copper were also mined here. Artwork from the third edition of 'Les Entrailles de la Terre' (1902) by French author Eugene Caustier.
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