Dr. Joseph A. Greene, retired deputy director of Harvard's Museum of the Ancient Near East, takes us into the geology, salinity, and practical uses of the Dead Sea, dating back millennia. Did you know that there were active seaports on its northwestern and southeastern shores? At Jericho and Karak. An American Naval officer led an expedition to the Dead Sea in the 1800s! Seaplanes landed there en route from one part of the British Empire to another. Listen in and discover that the Dead Sea is more than a good soak for the soul.