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.

Four men arrested after brawl at a Dead Sea hotel

Videos which circulated on social media show several men shouting and throwing both fists and plastic chairs at one another as the lifeguard attempts to separate them.

President Reuven Rivlin visits the Dead Sea Scrolls
Rivlin visits Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel Museum reopens

The scrolls, which are considered among the oldest Biblical era documents in existence, yielded so much proof of Jewish history.

Steinitz: Israel to use green power for 30% of needs, asked: Not more?

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz claims Israel is ‘No. 2 in the world’ in solar power, critics point to Morocco’s goal of 52% renewable energy by 2030 to Israel’s 30%

How new technologies are unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls' secrets

Many of the scrolls have deteriorated to the point that their contents are no longer visible to the naked eye, but new advancements are bringing the texts to life.

100-year-old anchors discovered at the Dead Sea

The 100-year-old anchor was discovered on the northern part of the land exposed by the receding Dead Sea.

A beach at the Dead Sea
Help save the Dead Sea before it's too late

The Dead Sea is shrinking to its lowest level in recorded history.

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.

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.

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.

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