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.
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.
Swimming in the Dead Sea is a unique experience like nowhere else on Earth.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
At one point during the demonstration, some of the activists went up to the roof and stood on the edge, waving Palestinian flags.
“The Dead Sea is the ideal place to conduct research because it has been largely untouched by human activity that could contaminate DNA samples."
The ultimate weekend escape plans.
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.