Five Things you Should Know About Dead Sea
Dead Sea is of magnificent attraction in respect of geography, history and religion. So few water bodies hold as much attention as Dead Sea. From stories of Ancient Egyptians, and books of Islamic history one can realize the significance of it. Beside that in modern time it is a famous resort. Many tourists go there for spa treatments and many just spend a nice day at the beach.
Below we have listed five facts about Dead Sea:
It not a Sea:
Though it widely known as Dead Sea, but technically it’s a salt lake and the River Jordan flows into it.
Reason behind its name:
It is called ‘dead’ because it is impossible for plants and fishes to exist in it due to its high salinity. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean.
Why it’s so salty?
The simple is reason is the rain. The rain has, over the time, dissolved so much rocks. When carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide combine with the water then it leaves salts like Sodium and chloride.
Lowest Elevation on the Earth:
Dead Sea is 420 meter below sea level, making it the lowest elevation on the Earth.
You can’t drown:
With the high level of salts the Dead Sea you just float above the surface. But you must be still cautious of getting yourself from a dangerous position, or drinking too much water from it.