TIL the Roman Empire mined so much silver that at peak production they were mining 200 tonnes per year. This was 5 to 10 times larger than the combined amount of silver available to Medieval Europe & Abbasid Caliphate around 800 AD. by whatilearned May 21, 2021, 4:54 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AbbasidamountampCaliphatecombinedEmpireEuropelargermedievalminedminingpeakproductionRomanSilverTILtimesToday I learnedTonnesyear See more Previous article Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom Next article Seven medical professionals charged with homicide after investigation into Diego Maradona’s death 4 Comments Leave a Reply No wonder inflation was a major problem… Log in to Reply I can’t remember where I read it or if it’s even true, but I remember reading that during the beginning of the iron age some materials were so abundant and easy to get to you barely even needed mines. Log in to Reply *Yes, m’lord.* *Yes, m’lord.* *Yes, m’lord.* *Stop… touching me!* Log in to Reply It was written somewhere that the fumes from the smelting were so toxic that birds would fly through and just die in the air. The mines provided something like 40,000 slaves with “a living death”. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.