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Re: Port or Dock.
> Is there, on the other hand, not a reference in Josephus to Romans
> sailing on the Dead Sea - the story about the Jews who were thrown
> into the sea so that the Romans could see that it was really as
> salted as maintained?
Yes, there is. The story goes that Vespasian ordered that some
non-swimmers be thrown into the deep water with their hands tied behind
their backs. They all came to the surface as if blown by a strong wind.
_Jewish War_, Excusus V (Penguin edition)