THE DEAD SEA...
As the name suggests, the Dead Sea lacks life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. But what is amazing is that these salts and minerals due to their creative and medicinal qualities have proved beneficial for humans.
The Dead Sea has a historical and spiritual legacy of its own. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zebouin and Zoar. The recognition of its many curative powers dates back to the days of Herod the Great, Jesus and Cleopatra queen of ancient Egypt are closely linked to many legends related to the beautifying threats of the Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea is situated on the heart of the Great Syrian-African rift valley that stretches throughout Isreal and beyond (Jordan). It is nearly 1,378 ft below sea level with shores having the lowest point on the earth's surface. The Dead Sea is 1,247 ft deep and is known to be the deepest hyper saline lake in the world.
Due to high amount of salinity, you can float in the dead sea without even trying. This makes swimming here a unique experience. It's the only place in the world where we can recline on the water's surface. On the contrary, the high amount of salinity does not allow fish and other marine life to survive...
The water of the Dead Sea consists of nearly 35 types of minerals like Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, Bromine, Sulphur, Lodine etc. They are known for relieving pains of joins, curing of illness like eczema, psoriasis, headache besides nourishing the skin. The contents of the sea used as bath salts and cosmetic products have a commercial value in the global market..
Facts Of The Dead Sea:-
1)The salinity level of the lake is approximately 33.7 per cent i.e. four times of most world's oceans.
2) The town of Jericho, Isreal, which is based north of the Dead Sea is the oldest continuous known human city occupied till today..
3) The Dead Sea is the only place on earth where one can sunbathe for hours without the fear of sunburns as harmful UV rays are filtered through three natural layers: an extra atmospheric layer, an evaporation layer that exists above the Dead Sea and a rather thick ozone layer.
4) The Dead Sea has approximately 8 per cent more oxygen than anywhere on the earth, making breathing easier..