Israel unveils world’s longest salt cave

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Israeli researchers have discovered the world’s longest salt cave near the desert site where, according to the Bible, Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

Key Facts:

  • The 10-km long warren of underground passages and chambers in Mount Sodom, overlooking the Dead Sea, was mapped out over two years by cavers from nine countries, led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The cave is called Malham.
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  • Previously, Cave of the Three Nudes, (6.85 km) long salt cave in Iran’s Qeshm Island was considered the world’s longest salt cave.

Sources:The Hindu


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