It may be called the DeadSea cause of it’s salinity, but it’s technically an endorheic salt lake with the Jordan river flowing into it. It retains all the water and does not flow into any other lakes, seas, or oceans.
Rocks dissolved by rainwater make it so salty, and 9.6 times salty than ocean
At 420meters below sea level, the DeadSea is the lowest elevation on land.
It’s an archaeologicalgoldmine and also used to minepotash
The DeadSea is drying up, and evidence shows it could be completely dry in 50years if nothing is done. Israel and Jordan have partnered to pump water into the lake from the RedSea to stop this from happening.
It took millions of years for the DeadSea to form.
There’s a prophecy that it will be made fresh.
In Islamicteachings, it stands as God‘s punishment.
AncientEgyptians used it to embalm mummies.
The thick salt allows people to easily float and nearly impossible to swim in the deadsea but people easily drone inside it.
It’s the deepest salt lake on earth with a very uniqueclimate and extra oxygen
Before he was King of Israel, David continuously was on the run from King Saul because he challenged his reign. In the book of Samuel, it says that David took refuge at EinGedi which is right next to the DeadSea.
It’s a popular place for health research.The salt and mud from the DeadSea is used for spa treatments.
Herod the Great used it as a vacation get away.
In his book TheInnocentsAbroad, MarkTwain wrote about his visit to the DeadSea, saying, “Asilencebroodsoverthescenethatisdepressingtothespirits. It makes one think of funerals and death.” Clearly, he wasn’t a fan.