The world is full of destinations that inspire a sense of awe and wonder to visitors, and the Dead Sea is definitely one of these places. The area attracts hundreds of thousands of travelers every year, each one hoping for the experience of a lifetime, and they’re never disappointed. With its unique combination of features, the Dead Sea is like no other place on earth.
Sitting at the lowest point of the earth, the Dead Sea, which is actually a salt lake, is filled by water from the Jordan River, but then there’s no place for the water to go but up in the air, through evaporation. Because of this, the salts and minerals are more highly concentrated than almost all other bodies of water. This creates the density that makes everything in the water unsinkable. Many visitors like to try out this buoyancy by lying back, lifting their feet, and floating on their back. The high salt content also makes it impossible for the water to sustain most life forms, hence the name. It’s actually not a totally appropriate name, though; just because there’s no life, it doesn’t always mean everything is dead. Just a thought…
The Dead Sea is around three million years old, and over that time the area has been a venue for both wars and refuge. There are several references to it in the Bible, where David, Elijah, Ezekiel, John the Baptist, and even Jesus are believed to have made an appearance. Cleopatra and Mark Antony even negotiated over ownership of the site.
Archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls
In the mid-twentieth century, the caves surrounding the Dead Sea were discovered to contain ancient artifacts, including original documents of the Bible and other religious texts. For the faithful, this discovery has added a new dimension of holiness to the region.
Because of the mild climate, the pure oxygen, the filtered sunlight, and the healing properties of the water and mud, many visitors seek the shores of the Dead Sea to find relief from some skin and joint conditions. Even those who have no physical complaints have reported that contact with the water has relieved stress and stiffness – leaving them in a state of complete relaxation.
Dead Sea minerals are not only therapeutic for health; they also have amazing properties for beautifying and rejuvenating your skin. Dead Sea Premier laboratories have discovered these secrets, and now anyone can enjoy the beautifying benefits of the Dead Sea with high quality Dead Sea skin care products such as the Instant Stretching and Revitalizing Mask, and many others.