This is a storyboard of Ibn Battutas entry, titled "The Saltoworks at the Oasis of Taghaza". In the first few images, Ibn is introducing the village and salt mines. In the last 3, he is showing their travels.
There is nothing but sand here.
This is a salt mine, we dig for salt and find it in thick slabs, lying one on top of another.
No one lives here except for Mussafa slaves, which are the ones who dig for the salt.
It is very uncomfortable here. The water is brackish and the place is plagued with flies.
One day we found a pool of sweet water and quenched our thirst and drank from it.
We came across a pasture suitable to graze our camels, at this time we lost one of our party was lost.