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Iím continuing this small series of images telling the story of RÝros today, with the special architecture dating back often a hundred and more years.

Todayís image is one of the older houses, dating back to the early 1800s and located in the centre of the town. Please note the roofing!

A small river, Hyttelva, divides the centre of RÝros. The mine was situated on the east side of the river, while the town mainly were built on the west side.

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RÝros is a former mining town in Central Norway, located in a mountain area not far from the border to Sweden. The old town has maintained much of its original character, including a street plan dating from the 17th century, and timber houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The only reason for founding a town in this place was the fact copper was found in the area, and RÝros Copper Mining Company was founded in 1644. The company was operative for 333 years, until closure in 1977.

RÝros has been on the UN World Heritage List since 1980, and today the place is more or less a living museumÖ

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