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"Dead Sea" Israel Things to Do Tip by DanaK

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Created by a rift in the earth's crust, the Dead Sea was so named because it cannot sustain any life-forms. In hebrew its called Yam haMelach (Salt Sea), as its waters contain eight times more salt than that of the ocean! The Dead sea is the lowest point on the earth at more than 400m (1,300ft) below sea level.
The Dead Sea is famous with its mud, which is excellent for the skin thanks to its concetration of minerals.

othercontact: The area is incredibly humid dur

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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