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Offline langcliffe

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Malham Cave
« on: March 28, 2019, 11:02:47 am »
I see that Malham Cave is now over 10 km long.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47731943

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 11:14:08 am »
It stretches through mount Sodom...

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 12:14:45 pm »
Blimey!

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 01:18:42 pm »
English name for Malcham cave is ICRC

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 04:13:51 pm »
English name for Malcham cave is ICRC

Possibly, but the BBC report refers to it as 'Malham Cave', so I thought it was a good opportunity to wind up Pitlamp.  ;)
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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 04:38:49 pm »
 :lol:    :thumbsup:

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 05:11:15 pm »
Name seems not to have been BBC mistake, but Israeli reports say Mount Sedom:
https://www.icec.club

But malcham does appear to be a better transliteration of Hebrew for salt.

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 08:53:44 pm »
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Malham has taken a 13-year record held since 2006 by the Cave of the Three Nudes, a 6.85km (four miles) salt cave in Iran's Qeshm Island, the researchers added.

Jesus. The Iranians really won't like that. I'd say they they'll be pretty salty about it.
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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 10:39:08 pm »
so I thought it was a good opportunity to wind up Pitlamp.  ;)

Someone must have left it unlocked  :smartass:

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2019, 06:55:49 am »
Jesus. The Iranians really won't like that. I'd say they they'll be pretty salty about it.
The Times of Israel describes it as a "hollow" victory (& the previous holder as aka the cave of three naked men). Malcham is actually the Hebrew acronym for Cave Research Club:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-hollow-victory-israel-claims-title-of-worlds-largest-salt-cave-from-iran/

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 12:41:41 pm »
Malcham is actually the Hebrew acronym for Cave Research Club:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-hollow-victory-israel-claims-title-of-worlds-largest-salt-cave-from-iran/

Malcham is the Hebrew acronym for Israeli Cave Research Center - hence ICRC. The center is part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Earth Sciences.

Name seems not to have been BBC mistake, but Israeli reports say Mount Sedom:
https://www.icec.club

But malcham does appear to be a better transliteration of Hebrew for salt.

Salt in Hebrew is "Melach" which indeed similar but it is absolutely random.

Mount Sodom is the geographical area of the cave next to the Dead Sea, more than 150 cave are knowew in this area

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Re: Malham Cave
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2019, 11:54:31 am »