A drilling rig in the Dead Sea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Scientists in Israel are drilling into the murky depths of the Dead Sea in hopes of unearthing scientific treasures found in 500,000 years worth... more 
A drilling rig in the Dead Sea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Scientists in Israel are drilling into the murky depths of the Dead Sea in hopes of unearthing scientific treasures found in 500,000 years worth of mud and sediment. The unique setting of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth at 422 meters (1,385 feet) below sea level, should present researchers with distinctly stratified sedimentation that may answer scientific questions ranging from geology to archaeology and could lead to new insight into climate change. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sebastian Scheiner
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 12:37 PM EST