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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 92

Of the Dead Sea

It is the Dead Sea that divides Arabia from the land of Judaea, and it extends from Soara to Arabia, and neither man nor beast can ever find death in it, and this has often been seen. And iron has often been thrown into it and it casts it on shore; but if a light quill were thrown into it, it would not let it from the bottom. And its brine is never drunk, and there is no dwelling near it. And it swallowed up five cities, through the unnatural sin of the men and the women, to wit, Sodom and Gomorrah, Aldama, and Segor, and Solome; and in time of fair weather, part of Segor is seen above the sea.