The Dead Sea is a magical wonder found in Mother Nature. Nowhere else in the world do we find a phenomenon quite like it. The unique well of the world measures at 312.7 sq miles large and is fed by the Jordan River among other local streams. The salt water that flows in becomes geographically trapped, then evaporated by the sun. What is left over is sifted salts and minerals. In fact, the water in the Dead Sea is an astounding 33% concentration.
Pelted the natural heat lamp of the sun, the water gets evaporated and leaves behind incredibly high concentrations of minerals ranging from Magnesium to Calcium. These minerals have wonderful effects for healing many conditions ranging from irrigating nasal canals to healing the skin. Also, the amount of salt left over actually crystallizes into what appears like an ice sculpture shards which just so happen to make beautiful souvenirs.
The 11.8 mi wide body of water known as the Dead Sea is located directly between the countries of Israel and Jordan. The western bank belongs to Israel and is home to several attractions including sites setup for tourism. The Dead Sea is also 34.18 miles long with a depth of up to 387 feet. The elevation of the Dead Sea is what gives it the geographical qualities it has. Noted for being the lowest point on Earth, it is actually 1,401 feet below sea level.
The endless cycle of evaporating and filtering in minerals makes the Dead Sea also a great place of research and discovery from its hearty abundance of natural goodies to the fact there are even some plants willing to live in this water. Animals perish under the high concentrations of sodium which, in fact, is how the Dead Sea came to get its name!