Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Bill Weir visits the Dead Sea
Bill Weir’s “Wonder List” covered The Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world, at 1407 feet below sea level, and likely to disappear eventually, link here.
The program started with a visit to a bunker used during the Six Day War of 1967, now filled with bats.
“The Promised Land is at a crossroads, caught in a water crisis.”
A large filtering company operates at one end, and a small strip is in Palestinian territory.
The site of Sodom and Gomorrah is on the lake. A pinnacle called Mt. Sodom, still all below sea level, with “Lot’s Wife” exists, made of halite.
Weir used the term “old stories” as a characterization of Israel-Palestine conflict.
Wikipedia attribution link for photo of “Mt. Sodom”, p.d. (takenby Wilson)