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The Archeo-Ethno Park in Ravna

The next industry that is represented is mining. In the second half of the XIX century in Knjaževac area two coal-mines were opened, in Podvis in 1884. and ‘Dobra sreća’ in Vina in 1896. At the beginning of the XX century, four more coal mines were opened in Vina, Podvis, Vlaško Polje and in Dubrava. The first owner of the mine in Vina was a blacksmith from Knjaževac Stevan Sibinović. The present museum building used to be a private house of the family Sibinović. That is why over the entrance to the courtyard there were two ceramic statues. One was a miner, and the other a blacksmith. The miner is still in place. The showcases are presenting mining lamps, lanterns, a carbide lamp, a hammer, a hack. Pottery production was also developed. In the exhibition examples of pottery from the early XX century are presented. Handicrafts and mining tools