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Ancient traditional salt production in Bali, Indonesia. Source: lenaivanova2311 / Adobe Stock.

The Ancient Art of Balinese Salt Production: A Tradition Preserved (Video)

The island of Bali in Indonesia is a land of enchanting beauty and cultural traditions that date back centuries. One such tradition is the art of producing Balinese palung salt , one of the rarest...
Ancient Submerged Factory Reveals A Maya Salt Currency

Ancient Submerged Factory Reveals A Maya Salt Currency

Long-term analysis of a submerged salt plant in Belize has revealed extensive and surprising details about the salt making practices of the great Maya civilization during its Classic Period, which...
Prof. Vasil Nikolov and his team of archaeologists at the Provadia-Saltworks found the ceramic artifact, believed to be a salt god, while excavating the bottom of a salt evaporation pool. Source: Provadia-Solnitsata

Unidentified Salt God Emerges from Ancient Bulgarian Cult Site

In the ancient world salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers were sometimes paid with salt instead of money . A monthly salt allowance was a salarium , and this Latin word seeds both the French word...
Modern salt production. Piles of Salt, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salt: A Mover and Shaker in Ancient Maya Society

Salt is essential for life. As ancient civilizations evolved from hunters and gatherers to agrarian societies, it has not been clear how people acquired this mineral that is a biological necessity...