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Salis Chelidonakis The Philanthropist Black Boatman| Secret History of Crete

Salis was one of the most known characters of the last century in the town of Chania. He was a descendant of slaves from the Egyptian occupation in Crete (1830–1840), with Sudanese origin. In 1856 Hatt-i Humayun abolished slavery, however many former slaves decided to remain in Chania and work as porters. From a very… Continue reading Salis Chelidonakis The Philanthropist Black Boatman| Secret History of Crete