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Danakil, a land of conquest - show photo report

Via Cavour 67, Viterbo, Italy

"Danakil, a land of conquest" is the report made by the journalist and photojournalist Gianni rates that wants to highlight the importance and beauty of one of the last treasures of Africa that in ten years may no longer exist. Fifty photographic enlargements - most in color, some in black and white - three explanatory panels are the content of an exhibition planned in the prestigious Museum of Ceramics Brugiotti palace in Via Cavour 65 in Viterbo (headquarters of the Foundation Carivit) from 20 September October 5. The Danakil, a land worthy of being protected now in danger of disappearing forever under the blows of progress and profit at any cost. The area lies on the border between Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Republic of Djibouti. One hundred thousand square miles in which there is a land that the National Geographic magazine has called "the cruelest place on earth." Under that area so unique and fragile ecosystem is a mining potassium content evaluated in 105 million tons that is tempting to large multinational companies in Canada, the United States and China. In Danakil is the lowest point in Africa, Lake Assal (155 meters below sea level) and it is here that during the dry season (March-September) temperature and touches exceeds 50 degrees Celsius. Ahmed Ela, the starting point for the caravans of salt in the warm period can be up to 55 degrees. A magical land made of large bodies of salt, geysers, bubbling waters, acid pools by sparkling colors and the Erta Ale, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the subject of studies by scientists from all over the world. In the opening day, Saturday, September 20 to 16, in the conference room of the same building held a meeting during which Luca Lupi, explorer and maximum connoisseur of that land, environmental and social illustrate the dangers threatening the Danakil. Will also Vincenzo Piscopo, hydrogeologist of Deb (Department of Biological and Ecological Sciences), University of Tuscia. The event is organized by the Association Photo Art, with the assistance of the Foundation Carivit, Press Association Romana, Municipality and University of Tuscia, Viterbo. Info: Museum of Ceramics, Palace Brugiotti, via Cavour, 67 - Viterbo Opening: Saturday, September 20, 16 pm Free admission, September 20-October 5. Opening: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours: 10-13; 16-20 http://www.palazzobrugiotti.it/ - gianni.tassi@yahoo.it

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