From the web: “High in the Andes, Potosí supplied the world with silver, and in return reaped goods and peoples from Burma to Baghdad”

In 1678, a Chaldean priest from Baghdad reached the Imperial Villa of Potosí, the world’s richest silver-mining camp and at the time the world’s highest city at more than 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) above sea level.

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