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23-JUN-2017

The Dead Sea isnít a sea at all - itís a saltwater lake.
There is no marine life present - the high mineral content makes it impossible for life to exist.
The Dead Sea is the second saltiest body of water in the world, with a salt content of 33%.
Cleopatra loved the Dead Sea so much, she ordered resorts be built along its shores.
The high salt content of the Dead Sea makes you buoyant, allowing you to float without trying!
Water flows into the Dead Sea from streams and rivers, but does not flow out.
Dead Sea salt is super bitter and not at all like table salt.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth.
The minerals in the Dead Sea are already occurring naturally within our bodies.
Egyptians used mud from the Dead Sea in their mummification processes.
Centuries ago, one of the popular names of the Dead Sea was ďThe Stinky SeaĒ.
The Greeks named it "Lake Asphaltites" because asphalt often rises to the surface of the water.
The climate of the Dead Sea region is sunny, warm and dry all year round.
Both Jesus and John the Baptist are closely tied to the Dead Sea in biblical writings.
In the Bible, it is said that the Dead Sea will one day come alive and fill with marine life.
The shores of Dead Sea mark the lowest elevation on earth.
Aristotle wrote about the Dead Sea in his writings.

The Dead Sea is 3 million years old.
The salt in the Dead Sea treats acne, psoriasis, hives, cellulite, dry skin, dandruff, stress, and more.

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Fletcher Wildlife Garden19-Aug-2017 19:24
I really enjoyed your text and I love this fabulous shot. What a fascinating place to see. V