Timeline Stories

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03 máj: The peak of opal glory

In 1873, an important world exhibition was held in Vienna, where opal gained the attention and favour of the Emperor Franz Joseph I. He granted Adolf Ľudovít Goldschmidt a knightly order, a noble title, and the predicate von Libanka.

03 máj: First Lady of Opal Mines

Salomon Johann Nepomuk Goldschmidt died suddenly at age of 47. The widow Emília née Polláková assumed the lease. She became the first and last lady at the head of the mining company in Dubník.

03 máj: Slovak opal in the Antiquity

Opal enchanted the Greek poet Onomakritos so much that he compared it to a child’s face in his poem. It was also intensely admired by the Roman philosopher Gaius Julius Solinus, who attributed extraordinary magical effects to the mysterious stone of sixty colours. In his book Naturalis Historia, one of..Dozvedieť sa viac…

03 máj: Opal at the Cleopatra’s diadem

How did opal get to the city of Alexander the Great? Who inhabited the wilderness in the Slánske vrchy mountains? The successful wandering of the beautiful opal is the work of Germanic tribes and enterprising Roman merchants who never missed any opportunity to please their not less charming Egyptian queen…Dozvedieť sa viac…