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The trust about Dead Sea

Dead Sea is 417,5m below level sea. It sits border between Jordan and Israel. This place is considered as "Navel of the Earth" and called Dead Sea the first time due to a Greek writer.

The trust about Dead Sea

1. Dead Sea is not sea in the fact, it's salt lake.

2. There is no life in the Dead Sea. Its salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish.

3. Dead Sea is the most salt sea in the world, with salt content to 33%.

4. Cleopatra Queen, she really likes Dead Sea, she has ordered to build a lot of resorts and to create cosmetics along the coast.

Dead Sea
Dead Sea

5. You can really feel comfortable on the surface of water without sinking. Salt content of the Dead Sea can make you float up.

6. Water from rivers flow into Dead Sea but its water don't flow outside.

7. Salt of the Dead Sea is extremely salty and bitter and absolutely unlike common salt.

8. Dead Sea has a lot of mineral content included calcium, iodine, salt, potassium and bromide.

9. Mineral content of the Dead Sea is helpful for us.

10. The Egyptians used asphalt in the embalming process.

11. Asphalt used to float on the surface of Dead Sea, the Greeks called it as "Lake Asphaltites".

12. The Dead Sea's climate offers year-round sunny skies and dry air.

13. In the bible said Dead Sea will has day of lively and many marine animals.

14. Dead Sea is the Earth's lowest land.

15. In the early part of the 20th century, Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

The trust about Dead Sea

16. Dead Sea is 3 millions years old

17. The Dead Sea's only salt can heal a lot of diseases.

18. 80% quality agriculture of the Dead Sea is for export.

19. Many birds just live here year-round, including Turdoides squamiceps.

20. Dead Sea is considered as connecting point between desert and settlements Middle East.

21. The Dead Sea's climate is dry and sunny year-round. Every year, rainfall is less 50mm. In the summer, average temperature is 32-39 celsius and in the winter, its temperature is 20 - 23 celsius.

floating in the dead sea reading a newspaper
floating in the dead sea reading a newspaper

22. Jordan river is the main source water flowing into Dead Sea.

23. Dead Sea attracts a lot of tourists. It's the one of the world's first health resorts and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers . People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.

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