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Spain's Cathedrals Beach May Be Laden with Ancient Roman Gold

Nov 10, 2016 05:59 AM EST
Cathedrals Beach
The rocky cliffs of Cathedrals Beach is a sight to behold.
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If you have ever felt the need to relax and enjoy the waters, why not go to Spain's Cathedrals Beach. It is known to be the beach made of gold. A sight to behold, the beach is laden with arches and caves throughout its length. It is known that the powerful ocean tides from the Atlantic Ocean have carved this magnificent spectacle through the years.

It has gained its named because the collection of arches and caves make it look like anyone traveling to it is inside marvelous naves and chambers of cathedrals all over the world. As the waves hit the cliffs, it carries away with it the softer parts of the rock creating unbelievably beautiful nature-made structures.

More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans conquered Galicia in Spain and have built monumental structures near Cathedrals Beach, all of which still stands today. According to reports from local authorities, the Romans knew that Galicia has a great abundance of gold and it was one of the primary reasons why it was conquered to begin with.

A news report indicated that surveys and historical records point to the possibility that there might be gold mines as old as the Roman period within the vicinity of Cathedrals Beach waiting to be rediscovered. One of the evidence that point to this is that within the vicinity of Cathedrals Beach, there are mines that house quartz veins containing gold. Since the beach itself contains quartz veins, it might be safe to conclude that the beach also contains gold.

Excavations have also led to the discoveries of certain artifacts that indicate that the Romans have lived during a time when the sea level was much lower than it is today. Experts have claimed that there is also a likelihood that any evidence of this ancient gold mine has been washed away by the tides through the years. 

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