Salt

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Episode 6 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Geologist Dr Iain Stewart presents a series showing how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped human history.

He takes us on a tour of the Mediterranean to show how salt is central to its history, playing a crucial role in everything from the existence of ice ages to the preservation of food and dead bodies in ancient Egypt.

His whistle-stop tour takes in many tourist destinations in Egypt, Venice and Sicily, but he provides a unique geologist's insight which can't be found in the guide books.

Credits

Presenter
Iain Stewart
Producer
Billie Pink
Producer
Nikki Melluish

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