Lowest Point on Earth Museum

Dead Sea Highway

Near the start of the climb up to Lot's Cave is the literally titled Lowest Point on Earth Museum. Shaped like a giant stone comma, it contains beautifully displayed remains excavated from the site, including mosaics, 4500-year-old pottery and ancient textiles. Other displays explain the area's importance for sugar production during the Mamluk period, and artefacts that bring the region's story up to the Bedouin tribes of today.

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1. Lot’s Cave

1.46 MILES

Lot's Cave, a stiff 10-minute climb up a steep flight of steps, is surrounded by the ruins of a small Byzantine church (5th to 8th centuries), a reservoir…

2. Lot’s Wife

7.73 MILES

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3. The Human Condition

10.13 MILES

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4. Ein Bokek Beach

11.58 MILES

Running the length of Ein Bokek's hotel zone, this broad, clean beach – refurbished as a free, fully public amenity – is gloriously sandy. Arguably, the…

5. Karak Castle

11.74 MILES

This fantastic Crusader stronghold, and later Mamluk fortress, is the reason to visit Karak. Throughout the castle, boards give detailed descriptions of…

6. Statue of Saladin

12.05 MILES

This fine statue of the Muslim hero Saladin (Salah ad Din) sits in the middle of a roundabout at the bottom of the town's main shopping street. Astride a…

7. Khirbet Tannour Temple

14.14 MILES

The neglected ruins of the 2000-year-old Nabataean temple of Khirbet Tannour are worth the hike up the hill for the view, if nothing else. A famous statue…

8. Ar Rabba Ruins

17.08 MILES

The minimal ruins of this Roman temple date from the end of the 3rd century AD (two niches contained statues of the Roman emperors Diocletian and…