To the south of the Dead Sea and near the town of Safi there is a steep slope that is the location of a monastery, a Byzantine basilica from the 7th century AD, a reservoir and some mosaics along with Lot's Cave.
Remains from the cave date to the early Bronze Age (3300–2000 BC) and an inscription in the cave mentions Lot by name.
Lot, who was brother of Abraham, fled with his wife and his daughters from the sinfulness of Sodom. In spite of a warning his wife looked back upon the city and turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:1-26). Today the strangely shaped rock on a slope above the Dead Sea bears the name “Lot’s Wife”.