Item Details

Potosí, Bolivia: The Devil’s Silver

Global Screen
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In the 16th century, this area was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex. The extraction of silver ore relied on a series of hydraulic mills. The site consists of the industrial monuments of the Cerro Rico, where water is provided by an intricate system of aqueducts and artificial lakes; the colonial town with the Casa de la Moneda; the Church of San Lorenzo; several patrician houses; and the barrios mitayos, the areas where the workers lived.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
12 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12
Notes
  • Originally released by Global Screen, 2000.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 12, 2017.
Series
Treasures of the World: Central and South America
Contents
Potosí, Bolivia: The Devil’s Silver (12:37)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Global Screen, [2000]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
  • 144067 Infobase
  • [144060]s Infobase
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (12 min., 37 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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