The amazing dead sea and Its rejuvenating properties
The Amazing Dead Sea bordering Israel and Jordan was formed most probably millions of years ago. As a site of rejuvenation with waters known for its healing and therapeutic properties, it attracted the most famous personalities of history like King David, Queen Sheba and the woman fixated with her beautification, Cleopatra. Almost every fact about the Dead Sea is fascinating and too remarkable to be true.
1 The Dead Sea Is the Lowest Point on Earth Existing 417 Meters below Sea Level
At 417 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on this wide earth. It has the highest levels of salinity than any other body of water in the world which measures almost 340 grams of salt to a liter of water. Imagine a 1 liter pet bottle of water. More than a quarter of it would be filled with salt, that’s the amount of salt that exists in the Dead Sea.
2 There Are No Life Forms in the Dead Sea yet its waters cure a variety of skin diseases
There are no life forms in the Dead Sea because of its high concentration of salinity which prevents life to flourish. However the salt water is well known for its healing properties and curing skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis as well as a variety of skin conditions. Due to its geological saline structure, the waters of the Dead Sea and the mud on its banks are rich in minerals and beneficial salts.
3 A Combination of Evaporation And Solar Radiation Refines the Salt of the Dead Sea
The phenomenon responsible for the Dead Sea’s healing properties is its own natural evaporation process. Salt water containing sodium chloride is neutralized and refined by the radiation emitted from sun leaving behind mineral rich compounds. The Dead Sea is rich in 26 important minerals. Twelve among these are unique and exclusive only to the Dead Sea as you won’t find them in any other water body on earth.
4 High Atmospheric Pressure Gives the Air around the Dead Sea Therapeutic Properties
The health benefits of the Dead Sea have turned it into a center for medicinal research where even it’s surrounding atmosphere features low levels of allergens. In fact even the atmosphere of the Dead Sea due to its high atmospheres pressure is beneficial for health. Those suffering from respiratory diseases stand to benefit from the air surrounding the Dead Sea.
5 The Dead Sea Scrolls Dating Back to the 3rd Century BC Were Found on the Banks of the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea was the site of an important discovery known as the Dead Sea scrolls. In a cave at Qumran within the vicinity of the Dead Sea were found several earthen jars containing scrolls whose radio carbon dating proved them to be from the 3rd century BC. The discovery was made in 1946 in sherbet Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.Among the 981 scrolls discovered were important ancient biblical manuscripts some of which were incorporated into the Hebrew Bible. The scrolls provided important insight of a mystical sect called the essences that lived during that period.
6 The Dead Sea Is an Important Destination for Christians Worldwide and Features a Number of Historic Sites
The amazing Dead Sea is an attractive tourist destination around which features the ancient historic sites of the Masada Fortress and the St George Monastery. Christians flock to the Dead Sea for its religious significance and its rejuvenating and healing properties. It was here in the vicinity of the Judean desert that Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River which flows into the Dead Sea. Jordan as a destination of Christian pilgrimage and tourism is just a stone’s throw away from the Dead Sea. It is a great place to visit for its many spas, natural springs and ancient monuments. The Dead Sea region is packed with spas and shops where packaged mud and water is available for therapeutic use.