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Chapel housed in 500-year-old salt mine

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Building a chapel 800metres below the Earth's surface is hardly conventional.

Yet, these striking images show how one salt mine in Colombia has been turned into a place of sanctuary.

Now a major tourist attraction, the mine in Nemocon, Cundinamarca, around 58 miles from the country's capital Bogota, dates back over 500 years.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

This isn't the first time I have heard of salt mines being used for other things besides getting salt.  I've heard they store old movies in them because they don't deteriorate as fast.

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