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Salt: A World History Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 2 Summary (Chapter 3 Saltmen Hard as Codfish, Chapter 4 Salt's Salad Days) Summary

Mark Kurlansky
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Section 2 Summary (Chapter 3 Saltmen Hard as Codfish, Chapter 4 Salt's Salad Days) Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3 begins with a story of a man found in a salt-mine in 1573 in Saltzburg, which means "salt town,' perfectly preserved from around 400 B.C. The man was a Celt, a race of people who lived in northern and Eastern Europe until they were subjugated by the Romans. They built their empire partly on salt and discovered many salt mines in Europe. These salt mines were so important that they traded salt with people all over Europe and some of their bodies have been found with goods from as far away as Turkey and the Mediterranean. The body of a Celtic worker was also found in the deserts of Asia near China, mining for salt. The Celts were also known for their ham, which...

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