Modern life intrudes on Ethiopia's ancient salt trade
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Getting the salt-laden camels from Lake Asale to the nearest city Mekele used to be a four-day trek down rock-strewn gullies.
Lake Asale, Ethiopia
EVERY morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lakebed in a remote corner of Ethiopia, where they cleave the ground open with handaxes to extract salt, just as their fathers and grandfathers once did. They toil under the gaze of a caravan of camels who will carry...