The longest salt cave in the world is found in Israel, according to an international team of researchers, noting that it continues to grow.
The Malambo Cave, also known as the Sodom Mountain, has a length of 6.2 millimeters, surpassing Iran's cave of three exposed, almost 4.1 mile long. A team led by the Caves Research Center of the Jewish University, Israeli Cave Researchers Club and the Sofia Speleo Club in Bulgaria, as well as 80 cavers from nine countries, has successfully drawn the Malham Cave. TEMPLAR Cave
At the southwest end of the Dead Sea, Mount Semge is made entirely of salt under a rock rock layer, according to scientists. Geologically, the cave is "alive," they say. "The cave of Malham salt is a river cave," explains CRC director Asos Frumkin of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Jewish University. "Surface water flows beneath the ground and dissolves salt, creating caves – a process that still persists when there is a heavy rainfall around Mount Sudi about once a year."
The Malham Cave was first opened by the CRC in the 1980s and is believed to be just under 5.7km. When experts returned to the Malham cave in 2018 and 2019, they used a sophisticated laser technology to confirm their length of 6.2 miles. Experts “/>