dead sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Israel and Jordan. Considered the lowest point in the world, it lies 429 meters below sea level. The waters high salt concentration gives the lake its name and great buoyancy for swimmers. The mud found at the shore is packed with minerals, making it a mecca for believers in its curative powers.

Dead Sea Scrolls fragments at DC museum are fake, its officials say

A team of researchers led by an art fraud investigator issued a 200-page report saying that while the fragments may be made of ancient leather, but the ink was from modern times.

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
14/03/2020
A view from the highway of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the planet
Coming alive at the Dead Sea

Swimming in the Dead Sea is a unique experience like nowhere else on Earth.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
28/01/2020
Top 10 photographs of the decade
The top 10 photographs of the decade, 2010-2020

Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem presents some of his favorite images from the more than a million pictures shot for the newspaper over the past decade.

From Sodom and Gomorrah to Ezekiel's prophecies: New life at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea area is so special that in 2011 it was a finalist for the Seven Natural Wonders of the World competition. But it is also a very delicate spot.

Four new Dead Sea hotels to boost capacity by 25%

“We are continuing the tourism revolution at the Dead Sea and leveraging it as an attractive and modern tourist destination,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

17/12/2019
Bar-Ilan U. study of Dead Sea mammal revolutionizes study of language

The study was published in the journal Evolution Letters, and shows that differing necessities in gender and life can influence using different voices for different reasons.

07/12/2019
Israeli soldiers detain local and foreign activists during a protest against Jewish settlements, nea
IDF disperses Palestinian protest against Israeli annexation plans

At one point during the demonstration, some of the activists went up to the roof and stood on the edge, waving Palestinian flags.

Will Dead Sea explorations uncover evidence of life on Mars?

“The Dead Sea is the ideal place to conduct research because it has been largely untouched by human activity that could contaminate DNA samples."

By NOAM BEDEIN , RACHEL SPECTOR
26/09/2019
Israel’s standout fall getaways

The ultimate weekend escape plans.

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
26/09/2019
Tour Israel: Fun activities in the Arava

There are a number of interesting attractions along Highway 90 in the Arava to dispel the boredom and keep you focused on your driving as you cross the desert.

By MEITAL SHARABI
12/09/2019
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