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It's been a while since I updated to add a new country to these archives, and there are fewer and fewer uncharted windmill regions left. However, I'm pleased to say that the previously overlooked Yemen now has its own page. There is a surprisingly dense grouping of tower mills still extant, all in the salt fields around Aden, and whilst this is not a tourist destination, the enforced tourism that the nearby army base caused means that there's a fair photographic record of the mills online. The mills were used for pumping salt water into the salt pans, and bear a close resemblance to the mills of Trapani in Sicily, since the Italians from that region were the ones who created the salt industry in the Yemen.

Tags: [#yemen] [#salt]
Item: #865, Posted: 2/1/13.


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