One of the points of interest about the Dead Sea is that it is located right in the middle of an arid and rocky mountainous terrain. The nooks and crannies of the landscape have a long seated history. The caves date back with human interaction as far as back as the Biblical times of Jesus. Consequently, this makes an ideal site for archaological studies. Scientists travel far and wide in the areas surrounding the Dead Sea to uncover some of the oldest histories known to man. One such search ended with great results led by Dr. Haim Cohen.
His excavation lasted several grueling weeks ascending the rocky terrain. Taking approximately 2 hours to reach, one site of his studies was about a cave named the “Mikveh Cave”. Mikveh means ritual bathing pool which is fitting with its proximity to the Dead Sea. Among other precious artifacts found within the cave were Roman artifacts, dating back to the glory days of the Empire. Pot shards, arrowheads, currency, and even olive pits were found. These are just a sample of the intense and lush history from the region.
It can be said that all good things take time and that is true of the Dead Sea. It has created its abundant resources and historical findings from such a long time ago that it practically predates written history. The most exciting aspect of the Dead Sea’s archeology is the idea that there are still undiscovered treasures local to the area. The Dead Sea is home to the famous Dead Sea scrolls as well as other significant uncoverings. With great cave explorations in the near future led by the likes of Dr. Haim Cohen and other extraordinary scientists, we shall uncover the lore of the Dead Sea and its beautiful history.