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Visit : Museum/Discover, Grottoes And Caves, World Heritage (Unesco)

Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes - Silex's Mons

Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes - Silex's Mons
© WBT - J.L. Flémal

The neolithic splint mines in Spiennes, a listed World UNESCO heritage site, and the brand new Silex interpretation centre await you only 6km from Mons.

Stretching over 100 acres, the Neolithic mines in Spiennes are one of the largest and most ancient mines in Europe. They have been UNESCO world heritage sites since 2000.

New in 2015: Silex's

In spring 2015, "Silex's", the Neolithic mines of Spiennes' new interpretation centre, will open its doors and take visitors on a journey to discover the secrets of this staggering archaeological site. It will offer numerous activities such as educational outdoor walks, a visit of the semi-permanent exhibition, and a descent to 9 mentres below-ground.

Spiennes is a well-known prehistoric site in Europe. There is evidence of human presence since the Palaeolithic age.

During the Neolithic, between 4200 and 2500 BC, a large number of flint mines were dug and can now be seen thanks to some brilliant work by archaeologists.

World Heritage of Humanity


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