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Old 09-05-2019, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by MrDibble View Post
Roman salt mostly came from seawater evaporation, AFAICT. They built roads for it, and established seawater evaporation industries elsewhere too, like Britain.
My understanding is that the value of salt in the ancient Roman economy was that it could be used as a substitute for grain, bricks, wine, cloth, or tools.

Granted, my knowledge of ancient Roman economics is based on playing Concordia.