History of The Dead Sea – Have you heard the story of the Dead Sea? Are you curious about the Dead Sea? or maybe you never went to the Dead Sea? it looks like the Dead Sea could become a tourist destination for those who want to vacation somewhere.
The Dead Sea is located in the region between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and surrounding areas. More precisely located at the border between Jordan with the western part of Palestine.
The Dead Sea also called the Salt Sea because its waters containing 33.7% salt (about 8.6 times more than ordinary sea salt content). Uniqueness is what makes many objects will float, including the human body.
The name of this sea had actually been smoothed from the Hebrew translation old saying ‘Yam ha Maved’ meaning ‘Sea Killer’, whereas the Arabic name is ‘Bahr Mayyit’ meaning yes same that Dead Sea.
Why do people call it the Dead Sea? The first fact that can be seen is in the sea there is no live fish. This caused salinity levels are so high. Likewise, other marine animals. Instead of life, the fish will swim too difficult because he would have kept floating. Then the fish-like animals can not live here.
The second fact, one of the Jordan River where the water flows towards the sea. But the water that has entered into this sea will not flow and shifted and disposed of elsewhere. Whereas elsewhere in Jordan, there is also a lake that is not salted in other places that will accept the flow of water and leave to others if it abound, including benefits for life, such as drinkable and for supporting other creatures living in the vicinity. While major food in the sea died, all would stop there, including such effects can not be used to give a drink, even a few people away from the sea, as it also saves stinging smell of salt.
One of the stories about the origin of the sea this is the story of the people of Prophet Lut, which tells the story of how the destruction of human morals that time (Sodom Gomorrah) which engage sexsual similar, regardless of the story was all dead sea has another story of scientific terms is about its high salt content. A decline in the flow of water in the ocean is to reach 1 meter per year of her due to the amount of water coming from the river jordan is widely used for irrigation so that the supply to the sea is to be reduced and its evaporation is very high, is why the sea is salty. There are no fish that live there, and die when exposed to sea water will be very sore eyes. Behind it all sea mud has its own benefits for women in particular as a skin (body scrub sea Lumpur).
In addition to salt content is extremely high, the Dead Sea water also contains potassium, magnesium, and bromium, maybe that’s why the Dead Sea mud is considered to be highly nutritious. Israel, Palestine and jordania agreed to save the Dead Sea is due to the impact in the event of damage to the marine ecosystem to die this would be very bad for the region, measures to be undertaken include supplying water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea to make the canal a canal to connect the two seas that are distance of about 200 km, the water level of the Dead sea is estimated to have experienced a depreciation of 392 meters below sea level into 416 meters and going down to a level that is very worrying.
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