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Photo from the Crown Plaza Dead Sea
Photo from the Crown Plaza Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. Its surface and shores are 430.5 metres below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land.

Why do people float easily in the dead sea?

The salt concentration of the Dead Sea fluctuates around 31.5%. This is unusually high and results in a nominal density of 1.24 kg/l. 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.

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Photo by Dolly Dib
Photo by Dolly Dib

Dead Sea Mud

Dead Sea Mineral Mud is a natural element yielded by and harvested from the mineral-rich Dead Sea, a small body of water nestled in the Jordan Rift Valley between Israel to the East and Jordan to the West.

the Dead Sea has come to be a supplier of potash required for fertilizers, and the salt and minerals found within have traditionally been used to manufacture cosmetics and herbal pouches, further establishing this body of water as a lasting beauty aid. At present, this region continues to be known as a "fountain of youth" for not only having water that is exceptionally saline and abounding with valuable organic matter but also for yielding a nourishing, mineral-rich, therapeutic mud with restorative and rejuvenating properties. This "Brine Mud" or "Silt" is better known as Dead Sea Mineral Mud.

Photos by Erez Amar
Photos by Erez Amar
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