When Salt Was Traded for Gold: The Salt Trade of West Africa that Built Kingdoms and Spread Culture

April 28, 2019 - General
Production of salt for the salt trade.

In West Africa during the Medieval period, salt was traded for gold. This may seem astonishing as salt is a cheap commodity in today’s society. It may be added that salt is easily available today which was not the case in ancient times. 

Source: origins

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