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`En Boqeq Off The Beaten Path: 6 reviews and 13 photos

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  • Sodom - `En Boqeq
      Sodom
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  •  Sodom - `En Boqeq
  •  Sodom - `En Boqeq
  •  Sodom - `En Boqeq
 

In biblical times the area supplied salt to the world from the huge deposit known as Mount Sodom just south of Ein Bokek. Because of the great value of salt as a meat preserver, it was widely desirable. Roman fortresses were erected and manned to protect the caravansaries transporting these shipments, one of which was situated at Ein Bokek.

Still fascinating as the biblical site of the Lord's wrath, where He rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, and where Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt.
There is an interesting salt rock formation nearby, reminiscent of the biblical lady whose name was adopted to identify this wind and water sculpture - "Lot's Wife". Unfortunately I couldn't take a photo of it when we were passing by.

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  • Written Jun 12, 2010
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