A research team from Israel has claimed that Malham
Cave in the Negev Desert, Israel is the longest salt cave in the world. The cave
is 10 kilometres long.
The Malham Cave extends through Mount Sodom,
Israel’s largest mountain to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea. The
cave’s main opening is located close to a salt pillar popularly called “Lot’s
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.
Salt caves are rare geological features. They
tend to exist in highly arid regions. Salt cave systems by solution of salt by
rain water. The main prerequisite of the formation of salt caves are salt
outcrops at the surface in arid climate regions.