The Dead Sea & surrounding
my favorite place in Israel
Good old times.
Just before getting to the Dead Sea, I made a stop at the Dead Sea Level and paid a visit to the nice cmael called Shushi. She and her owner, a beduin, were a great tourist attraction. The camel was really treated well. Such a lovely animal! But since few years now, this is all history. Israelis built the wall and the beduin man was forced to give up that spot. Very sad to me.
Welcome to the Dead Sea
hebrew Yam hamelach “sea of salt”, arabic Bahr Lut “sea of lot”.
It is about 76 km long and 16 km wide (1000 m2) and is located between the two countries Israel and Jordan. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth; 398 m below the sea level with mineral-rich waters and mud flow with natural health and beauty benefits. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth with a salinity of about 30% This is about 8.6 times greater than the average ocean salinity. The main tributary is the Jordan River.
It was a place of refuge for King David, it was one of the world’s first health resorts for Herod the Great, and it has been the supplier of products as diverse as balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers.
In the morning around 6 am, September 18, 2005, front Israel, back Jordan
Stones are covered by salt and oil
view over the Dead Sea to Jordan, October 17, 2005
Getting into the Dead Sea and putting mud on your body is fun!!!!
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