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AMAZING TRAVEL FACTS
Did you know that there is a sea that spits up small pebbles and blocks of asphalt to its surface? Amazing right? Dating back more than 2000 years, it also had the world’s first health spa.
Do you know where we can find this sea?
A bit more about the sea:
The Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It’s a hypersaline lake that is truly one of Earth’s unique places. The salt makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot live.
The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation and is the lowest body of water on the surface of Earth.
The name Dead Sea can be traced at least to the Hellenistic Age (323 to 30 BCE). The Dead Sea figures in biblical accounts dating to the time of Abraham (first of the Hebrew patriarchs) and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (the two cities along the lake, according to the Hebrew Bible, that were destroyed by fire from heaven because of their wickedness). The desolate wilderness beside the lake offered refuge to David (king of ancient Israel) and later to Herod I (the Great; king of Judaea), who at the time of the siege of Jerusalem by the Parthians in 40 BCE barricaded himself in a fortress at Masada, Israel, just west of Al-Lisān.