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Dead Sea, Dead Lake In Jordan

The Dead Sea also sometimes called the Salt lake. It is a salt lake bordering from Jordan to the east side and adjoin the Israel border from the West Bank. Its surface and shores are 423 meters under the sea level, the lowest elevation of the earth ground. The lake is 377 m deep, which makes it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world. With about 33.7 % salinity level, it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water.

Dead Sea (1)Dead Sea salt crystals

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Dead Sea Salinty

It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. The salinity of the water makes it very harsh for the environment, where animals can’t live in this environment. The Sea is about 67 kilometers long in length and 18 kilometers wid. It is located in the Jordan Valley, and its main branch is the Jordan River. It is visited by huge number of visitors each year; it is very unique lake in the world. It is refereed as the place of sanctuary for King David.

DeadSea (8)Dead Sea mud

Dead Sea (2)Dead Sea floating

Dead Sea Herbal Treatments

It is also very rich in its minerals; most of the companies here are making variety of herbal products from the mineral of the water. These products includes, balms for which are being used for the preservation of the bodies in Egypt. Also referred as mummification, some people are also using the salt and minerals in a productive way to create beauty cosmetic products and some are using them straight.

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Dead Sea (9)Dead Sea floating on the water experience

Dead Sea (7)Dead Sea turtle fish dead

About the estimations in year 2009, about 1.2 million tourists visited this lake on the Israel side of the border. One more fact about The Dead Sea is that the ocean water has a density of about 1.240 kg per liter which makes impossible to drown in the water. People come from all over the world to experience this floating on the water experience without the fear of drowning in the water.


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Dead Sea (10)Dead Sea map

 

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