Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

HISTORY TALKS...

Tisovec

THE GEMER region was a major iron-ore mining and processing centre during the Austro-Hungarian empire. This picture is of Tisovec, in the Rimavská valley, one of the mining and ironworking areas of the region, taken at the beginning of the 20th century.
Today, people come to Tisovec to admire its beautiful environs, but in the past prospectors searched the valley for gold and silver nuggets washed up by the river Rimava.



THE GEMER region was a major iron-ore mining and processing centre during the Austro-Hungarian empire. This picture is of Tisovec, in the Rimavská valley, one of the mining and ironworking areas of the region, taken at the beginning of the 20th century.

Today, people come to Tisovec to admire its beautiful environs, but in the past prospectors searched the valley for gold and silver nuggets washed up by the river Rimava.

The gold mining tradition is closely associated with the Rimava, as suggested by its name, derived from the Latin word "rimor" meaning "dig" or "rake".

Miners excavating the surrounding hills for iron ore later succeeded the precious metal hunters. Mining flourished in the region and a smelter was founded there in 1695.

This activity was overseen by armed forces from the hill above Tisovec, where two castles used to stand. All that is left now are a few dilapidated walls.


By Branislav Chovan, Special to the Spectator

Top stories

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness