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What's this? An icefield here in Cyprus? No, it's the collection of salt from the Larnaca lake

gall is again being collected this year from the Larnaca Lake and it ts hoped that a «harvest» of nearly 3,000,000 okes will be gathered in. ‘The pictures on this page illustrate the method of collection. Roads — of salt are driven across the lake: there are sixteen of them, about sixty feet apart. Each road has, theretore, some thirty feet of salt on either side and this is collected and deposited on branch roads. “ The salt cake, which this year is about 1% inches thick, is cut and lifted by hand or shovel. When it is dry, it is roughly measured and then loaded onto donkeys which carry it ashore. There it is weighed and built up into its final storage pile. There is still much to be learned about the lake: no-one seems to know how it originated or whether salt can be collected year after year without the supply becoming exhausted. But there is no doubt that it is one of the most picturesque show places of the island and a useful source of income for a number of people living in surrounding villages. What's this? An icefield here in Cyprus? the collection of salt from the Larnaca lake 13