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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a lake between the countries of Israel, Jordan and Palestine.

At 1,371 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.

Legend has it that the prophet Abraham's aged wife Sarah bathed in the Dead Sea before conceiving Isaac.

The Dead sea is almost nine times as salty as the ocean. That makes it impossible for most life to exist in it. - hence its name.

The sea is not completely dead. In 1998, three species of fungi were discovered to be living in the Dead Sea. One of the species is new to science and cannot survive without salt.

Because the water is so salty, it weighs more than fresh water. This is enables people to float in the Dead Sea without any effort.

Many doctors prescribe a visit to the Dead Sea for their patients as a source of healing. Thanks to its extremely high salt and mineral content, the water is said to help people with respiratory issues, joint problems like arthritis, and many chronic skin conditions.

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