World|science|March 28, 2019 / 05:10 PM
'World's longest salt cave' discovered in Israel

AKIPRESS.COM - Israeli researchers say they have discovered the world's longest salt cave, BBC reports. 

The 10km (6.2 miles) of passages and chambers inside Malham Cave, overlooking the Dead Sea, were mapped out over two years.

The desert site was near where, according to the Bible, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

Rain is expected to lengthen Malham further over time, the researchers said.

Malham has taken a 13-year record held since 2006 by the Cave of the Three Nudes, a 6.85km (four miles) salt cave in Iran's Qeshm Island, the researchers added.

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