Ancient salt pans

Ancient salt pans

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ancient salt pans, Gozo, Malta. These pans are formed by the small walls built on the flat rock. Sea water is pumped into the hollows and left to evaporate in the Sun's heat. The salt deposits are collected and used to flavour food. The pans have been in use for at least several thousand years.

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