Skip to comments.Lot's Museum begins to take shape (Near where Lot fled to when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed)
Posted on 07/02/2005 2:21:41 PM PDT by wagglebee
AMMAN Engineers are making headway in the construction of a two-story historical museum in the Jordan Valley, with project officials estimating its completion in October.
Lot's Museum, being built some 300 metres from the cave where Lot and his family sought refuge from the devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah, is set to showcase the area's dazzling topography and unique geological facets.
Samir Jaradat, the project's contact engineer told The Jordan Times yesterday that the museum's structure is being finalised with plans under way to select the exhibits.
Jaradat said a specialised committee comprising antiquity, tourism and geological experts was responsible for undertaking the selection of the museum's contents and exhibits.
Designed by a local architect, the museum is the first initiative of its kind in the Dead Sea area, also renowned for housing the lowest and most saline body of water on earth.
The Ministry of Tourism started work on the JD1 million shell-shaped museum early last year to diversify the range of services and attractions in the Dead Sea area.
The ministry hopes the facility will add a new dimension to the services available in the area, which is home to various biblical and historical sites such as the Baptism Site.
Covering 2,150sq.m., Lot's Museum will include an exhibition hall, cafeteria, service facilities, bus and car parks, as well as a tourist police office.
And welcome back from whatever mysterious place you were!
Hey, is Lot's wife found yet? She's part of the geological fact if she can be located given that the winds of time have scattered her DNA everywhere.
Stay away from the Pillar o' Salt Falafel. Bad for the blood pressure.
I'm not sure I follow you. I would think that a pillar of salt would erode fairly quickly.
I was trying to be funny and the thought didn't go over.
Isn't the cave where his daughters got him drunk and had sex with him?
Or am I mixing up my stories?
I'm looking forward to the day when a similar museum might be constructed on the outskirts of the smoldering crater formerly known as San Francrisco.
No, it's the cave right by where he killed the giant, before his hair was cut off after crossing the Red Sea.
(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Yes and they both bore his children, Moab and Benammi.
They still have the pillar of salt?
In all likelihood it will be on a cliff overlooking where San Francisco was consumed by the Pacific Ocean during an earthquake.
I doubt it.
While visiting Lot's Museum, be sure to stop for food, fun and the area's best wine selection at the the "Two Daughters' Pub," located just 300 meters from the tourist police office.
The museum is being built with pillars of salt.
That's up there with Moses having the biggest comb--he did the biggest part in history.
I wonder if all the blue-haired ladies from Peoria will be reminded of this part of the story when they visit Lot's cave.
"Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father." That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father." So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today. The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today." (Genesis 19:30-38)
I was in Jordan about a month ago and I was suprised at the efforts to attract Christian tourists.The new site to recognize the baptism of Jesus was being improved with a Christian church in the complex.It was interesting that right across the river and the barricading fencing it appeared the Israelis were tearing down their site after having moved it to the Galilee region.
That does not mean they were improving the church just the site...
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