Location of Dead Sea
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Location of Dead Sea on the world map

The Dead Sea: the Salt Sea.  Jordan
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Dead Sea. Jordan
The Dead Sea. Jordan. There is a lot of foam on the waves: an incredible percentage of salt is in the water.

This is the salt and the healing mud of the Dead Sea. Jordan, photos
This is the legs of a white(!) woman, and this is the healing mud on them. And the sand - is practically salt. Also curative!

The Dead Sea. The Salt Sea. The very Salt Sea.

Dead Sea. Salt. Jordan
It is noticeable that the sea is becoming shallow. Near the water the rocks are white because of the salt - because only recently they were under water and had not yet managed to get dirty.

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Dead Sea in winter
Dead Sea in winter
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Dead Sea. Salt. Photos: Jordan
The Salt
It is evident that grows shallow sea: near the water salt deposits still quite clean

The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, and Palestine and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 422 metres (1,385 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth's surface on dry land.
In the Bible, this Sea is called the Salt Sea, the Sea of the Arabah, and the Eastern Sea. The designation Dead Sea is a modern name which never appears in the Bible.
Why is it called "the Dead Sea"? It is called so because its high salinity prevents macroscopic aquatic organisms, such as fish and aquatic plants, from living in it, though minuscule quantities of bacteria and microbial fungi are present. It is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7% salinity. It is 8.6 times more salty than the ocean!


Dead Sea. A lot of foam on the waves - because there is an incredible percentage of salt in the water. Photos: Jordan   Dead Sea. The beach. Photos: Jordan
A lot of foam on the waves - because the water an incredible percentage of salt.   The Dead Sea. The beach in Jordan

The Dead Sea was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for the mummification the Egyptian pharaohs to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, the last real Pharaoh
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, the last real Pharaoh. Photos

By the way, a little more about the pharaohs
By the bye, the legendary beauty Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, built for herself a residencee at the seaboard of the salty Dead Sea. It was the first in the world real Spa salon at the Salt Sea (or Dead Sea).

Warm and sunny shore of the Dead Sea is one of the best places to go on vacation for rest and treatment. The unique mineral content of the water, very clean atmosphere and the superior climate at this one and only place have perfect health effects.
The Dead Sea's climate offers year-round sunny skies and dry air. A summer average temperatures range between 32 and 39 C (90 and 102 F). Winter - between 20 and 23 C (68 and 73 F).
Sufferers of the skin disorder psoriasis also benefit from the ability to sunbathe for long periods in the area due to its position below sea level and subsequent result that many of the sun's harmful UV rays are reduced.
The Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of the water, the very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth each have specific health effects. For example, persons suffering reduced respiratory function from diseases such as cystic fibrosis seem to benefit from the increased atmospheric pressure
Thus, the region's climate and low elevation have made it a popular center for several types of therapies:
* Climatotherapy: Treatment which exploits local climatic features such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, barometric pressure and special atmospheric constituents
* Heliotherapy: Treatment that exploits the biological effects of the sun's radiation
* Thalassotherapy: Treatment that exploits bathing in Dead Sea water

People are washing from curative mud in the shower. Photos: Jordan
The shower is just near the beach

There are not a nigger's feet, it's the healing mud. Photos: Jordan
There are not a nigger's feet, it's the healing mud
And the sand - it is half-white salt. Also medicinal! Treatment involves flushing mud are useful in the seawater to the salt effect upon the body.

Dead Sea in Jordan: there are only four hotels here. But they are very comfortable. Photos: Jordan

There are all for the rest and treatment:

Rest of the Dead Sea. You can swim in the sea or - in the pool. Photos: Jordan
the warm water, beach, cozy hotels


Dead Sea in Jordan. There are all for the rest and treatment. Photos: Jordan

the unique spa treatments, healing mud, salt and the sea water.

The mineral content of the Dead Sea is very different from that of ocean water. The exact composition of the Dead Sea water varies mainly with season, depth and temperature. In the early 1980s, the concentration of ionic species (in g/kg) of Dead Sea surface water was Cl− (181.4), Br− (4.2), SO42− (0.4), HCO3− (0.2), Ca2+ (14.1), Na+ (32.5), K+ (6.2) and Mg2+ (35.2). The total salinity was 276 g/kg.[9] These results show that w/w% composition of the salt, as anhydrous chlorides, was calcium chloride (CaCl2) 14.4%, potassium chloride (KCl) 4.4%, magnesium chloride (MgCl2) 50.8% and sodium chloride (common salt, NaCl) 30.4%. In comparison, the salt in the water of most oceans and seas is approximately 97% sodium chloride. The concentration of sulfate ions (SO42−) is very low, and the concentration of bromide ions (Br−) is the highest of all waters on Earth. The sea itself is abundant in minerals acclaimed to have therapeutic value.
Anyone can easily float in the Dead Sea because of natural buoyancy. In this respect the Dead Sea is similar to the Great Salt Lake in Utah in the United States.
Many animal species live in the mountains surrounding the Dead Sea. Hikers can see camels, ibex, hares, hyraxes, jackals, foxes, and even leopards. Hundreds of bird species inhabit the zone as well. Both Jordan and Israel have established nature reserves around the Dead Sea.
The Jordan River is the only one river flowing into the Dead Sea, and there are not many rains in this area.
In recent decades, the sea has been rapidly shrinking because of diversion of incoming water from the Jordan River to the north. The southern end is fed by a canal maintained by the Dead Sea Works, a company that converts the sea's raw materials. From a depression of 395 m (1,296 ft) below sea level in 1970 it fell 22 m (72 ft) to 418 m (1,371 ft) below sea level in 2006, reaching a drop rate of 1 m (3 ft) per year. As the water level decreases, the characteristics of the Sea and surrounding region may substantially change.*

In December 2013, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement for laying a water pipeline to link the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. The pipeline will be 180 km (110 mi) long and is estimated to take up to five years to complete. In January 2015 it was reported that the level of water is now dropping by 1 m (3 ft) a year.

On 27 November 2016, it was announced that the Jordanian government is shortlisting five consortiums to implement the project. Jordan's ministry of Water and Irrigation said that the $100 million first phase of the project will begin construction in the first quarter of 2018, and will be completed by 2021.

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De Dode Zee. Jordanië. Foto's

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