Banská Štiavnica a jej historické technické pamiatky boli v roku 1993 v kolumbijskej Cartagéne zapísané do Zoznamu svetového kultúrneho a prírodného dedičstva UNESCO. Vyťažilo sa tu najviac zlata a striebra na svete. V roku 1690 sa v baskoštiavnickej oblasti vyrobilo 29 tisíc kg striebra a 605 kg zlata. Už v roku 1604 sa tu začali používať piestové čerpadlá, prvé čerpadlá boli poháňané konskou silou a v roku 1625 bol použitý prvý čerpací stroj s kývavým pákovým prevodom. Taktiež ako prví na svete použili čierny trhací prach na rozbítie horniny. V roku1762 bola tu zriadená banícka akadémia. Bola to prvá vysoká škola technického charakteru na svete. Banská Štiavnica sa stala centrom rozvoja banskej vedy v Európe. Výsledkom činnosti akadémie bolo množstvo banských odborníkov, ktorí sa podieľali na zavádzaní nových metód a postupov pri ťažbe rúd na celom svete.
Banská Štiavnica and technical monuments in its history was in 1993 in Cartagena, Colombia entered into the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.Here are mined the much Gold and Silver in the World. In 1690 this field produced 29,000 kilograms of silver and 605 kg of gold. Already in 1604 there are started using Piston Pumps, the first Pumps were driven by horsepower, and in 1625 was used first filling the Machine with swinging leverage. Also, the World's first black Blasting Powder were used to break Rocks.In roku1762 there was establishment of the Mining Academy. It was the first Technical University in the World. Banská Štiavnica became the center of development of mining science in Europe. Result from the Academy of the amount of Mining Experts who participated in the introduction of new Methods and Procedures for extracting ore in the World.
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.