By Romana Kacic, Noemi Zonta, Angelo Camerlenghi
The salt crystal as a container of light, sound and images. 5 million years ago the Mediterranean Sea was transformed into a giant salt pond in which more than 1 million km3 of salt was deposited. It was caused by an interaction between tectonic forces and climate variability. The understanding of the Messinian Salinity Crisis of the Mediterranean is one of the longest-living scientific controversies in Earth Science. The giant salt pond as a salt crystal galaxy.