Dead Sea - The lowest Sea on earth


The Dead Sea isn’t a huge tourist attraction, nor is it very lively, but it can hold huge potential to those who have an interest in chemistry or simply unique natural physical and geographic properties

The Dead Sea region is considered one of the world s leading and most unique healing sites for the treatment of skin and lung diseases. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year from around the globe, in order to benefit from the healing qualities of the long sunrays, unique minerals and bromide-rich air.

As a result of the unique healing characteristics of the region, the Dead Sea has been recognized as a leading health site, and various clinics have been set up along its shores, in order to treat patients suffering from a variety of diseases with the unique mud, water, sunrays and air characteristic of the region. In addition, Kibbutz Ein Gedi has established a skin biochemistry and biotechnology laboratory, which performs in-depth studies of the effect of the region s special qualities, with emphasis on skin care.

The Four Classical Elements of Life together make up a place with unique healing characteristics:

High Temperature: The Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, is 423 meters (1388 feet) below sea level. As a result, the rays of the sun have to travel a longer distance than usual before they reach the ground. The long sunrays have a positive effect on the body, contributing to the healing of diseases such as psoriasis.

Dead Sea Mud (Minerals): The natural mud excavated along the shores of the Dead Sea is rich in minerals and salts. This mud has recognized medicinal properties, and is used both for the medical treatment of skin diseases and for cosmetic treatments. The world-renowned AHAVA factory bases its product line on the characteristics of the area in general and on the unique Dead Sea mud in particular.

Air: Dead Sea air is dry and oxygen-rich, with a six percent higher level than anywhere else in the world. In addition, the air is saturated with bromine and magnesium. This unique composition helps in the treatment of lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, and helps to calm the nervous system. Clinics in the Dead Sea area host "winter camps" for patients from Europe.

Water:The Dead Sea region boasts three types of water: Dead Sea water, thermo-mineral water, and mineral water for drinking. The high concentration of salts in the Dead Sea, 350 grams per liter, is what gives it its special buoyancy, which is helpful in hydrotherapeutic treatments. In addition to salts, Dead Sea water contains 24 different minerals, including sulfur, which has known medicinal benefits.

The importance of Dead Sea:

The Dead Sea is an interesting subject for many, many people. it is important for someone interested in many different areas of learning which includes but is not limited to scientists, natural therapists and people who’d like to feel like they’re floating on air. A geographer would find information about the Dead Sea to be important because of its variations and rankings. A cosmetic agent or doctor would find it important for information on curing things like acne or psoriasis. A history or biblical major would find information about the Dead Sea important because of its high significance in both of those areas. Chemist would find Information about the Dead Sea to be incredibly satisfying due to all the chemical compounds and phenomena which occur there.


Mount Nebo:

Mount Nebo was mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land that he would never enter. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day. Now New - Get 10% Discount - Cheap price on working Days Dead Sea Travel reservations.

Dead Sea Panorama road - complex

Walk among the cacti to this lookout, high above the Dead Sea, watch the raptors wheel in the wadis below and you will have to pinch yourself to think that you are standing at sea level. This wonderful museum and restaurant complex offers some breathtaking views, especially on a crisp day in winter when the Judea Mountains across the water seem as if they are an arm s stretch away.

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Al-Mujib Siq Trail (Summer time)

The trail starts at the Visitor Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer.

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Dead Sea Amman Beach:

Its 2km south of the main resort strip, is run by Amman municipality to give affordable access to the Dead Sea. The grounds are attractively landscaped and the beach is clean, with sun umbrellas, freshwater showers and a vibrant local flavour, making it a great place to strike up conversation with a Jordanian family.There are also a number of swimming pools, a restaurant (JD10 buffet), some drinks stalls, basketball courts and an amusement park next door.


The Mountain of Nebo – Jordan Dead Sea Day Tour

Mount Nebo was inhabited since remote antiquity. However, it’s real fame derived from the biblical event that occurred upon it as described in the Book of Deuteronomy 34: the death of Prophet Moses, who climbed this holy mountain at the end of his life to see the promised land:

“Then Moses went up from the lowlands of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, eastwards from Jericho. And the Lord showed him the whole land…There in the land of Moab Moses the servant of the lord died, as the lord had said .He was buried in a valley in Moab opposite Beth-Peor ; but to this day no one knows his burial –place”

Mount Nebo rises from the Transjordanian plateau 7 km(4 miles) west of the city of Madaba . It is bounded on the east by the Wadi Afrit, on the north by the Wadi “Uyun Musa, on the south by the Wadi al-Hudaydah which extends into the Wadi al-Kanisah .Mount Nebo’s highest crest reaches an altitude of 800 m above sea level. The other peaks are slightly lower. Of these, the two most historically important are the western peak of Siyagha with the al-Mukhayyat, identified with the Town of Nebo

In 1932 the Custody of the Terra Sancta succeeded in purchasing the spur of Siyagha and that of al-Mukhayyat


The Mosaic Floors - Jordan Dead Sea Day Tour

After 60 years of work ,the best result of the Franciscan work in the mountain is the wealth of mosaic floors discovered .On mount Nebo , in the sanctuary of Moses and the surrounding monastic buildings atop Siyagha, in the churches of the village of Khirbat Al-Mukhayyat ,and the valleys of “Uyun Musa and “Ayn Al-Kanisah ,there have been preserved a concentration of mosaic works which are fundamental to understanding the development of Byzantine –Umayyad mosaic art in the territory of Madaba from the IVth to the second half of the VIIIth  century .

These are a precious archive for the history of the Christian community of the diocese of Madaba and of the monastic presence on the mountain.

The name of 8 mosaicists who worked in the sanctuary of Moses, in the village and in the valleys, add another worthwhile detail to this rich historic-artistic documentation.

The Monastic presence on Mount Nebo - Jordan Dead Sea Day Tour

We owe the first testimony for the presence of colony of monks on Mount Nebo to the pilgrim Egeria. She related her encounter with the ascetic monks who lived in cells close to the Spring of Moses in the “Uyun Musa valley.

Chronologically, the monastic presence extends from the second half of the Fourth century to the Ninth-Tenth century. The inscriptions attest the different forms of monastic life experienced on the mountain ranging from the coenobitic life in the major monastery at Siyagha to the more rigid ascetic lives as attested by the inscriptions brought to light in the small Theotokos monastery in the Wadi “Ayn al-Kanisah .

The Greek inscription with the four Rivers of Paradise in the corners (Ghion, Fison, Tigris and Euphrates) reads: “By the providence of God this venerable monastery of the holy Mother of God was rebuilt , in the days of Job , bishop of Madaba ,and of George the recluse , for the preservation of all the benefactors, in diction 15, year 6270 (762 A.D).