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Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • March 23rd, 2016
Dead Sea has a depth of 1378 feet (420 meters). Its name comes from the fact that the water is so salty that no living organism can survive it. The high concentration of minerals in the water have unique healing properties; hotels and sanatoriums have been built on the shores to capitalize on this aspect. The high salt concentration also causes you to float in the water:
Due to the high content of minerals water has unique healing properties, and there are several hotels and sanatoriums built on the shores. People looking like turtles sit or lie in oily water, gaining health...

Below, the monastery of St. George in 



The tombs of Moses (Nabi Musa):

Date palm plantations:
The caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found:

The fortress of Masada. You must use a cable car to access the site:

Masada is a symbol of the resistance of the Jewish people. In the 70th year of our era, after the destruction of Jerusalem, the Roman garrison sieged the fortress. The people had maintained a strong defense for three years before they realized that they would be unable to continue their fight. They flipped a coin and selected 10 people to kill the remaining defenders of the fortress while they slept. Later, another person was selected to kill the last 9 people before committing suicide.
Beautiful view of the Dead Sea:

Mountains on the other side belong to Jordan:

The Dead Sea, which is divided into two parts - the north and south - loses 3 feet (1 meter) of water each year:

The hotel, where you are able to exchange money at the front desk:

There are no private beaches in Israel:

You can stay in the water no more than 15 minutes, and many people prefer to sit on chairs above the fumes:

Besides the sea people also treat themselves with mud:

Salt piles peak out of the water further from shore:

The high concentration of salt pushes the body towards the surface, so that you float:

The water is very oily and bitter. It's very difficult to roll over from your stomach to your back, and vice versa. Your body is forced to balance on the surface of the water:
Author: Sergeydolya

Translated by: Gian Luka

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