• ibex at Dead Sea Israel

    Image ID
    FOT857436
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
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    12.1 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5120 x 3838 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    433 x 325 mm
    17.1 x 12.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    the Dead Sea The salt sea thew Great Rift Valley Jericho Sodom and Gomorrah ein gedi King David Lot and Lot's wife Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran The Essenes Masada The Sea of Arabah the Eastern Sea Israel stock image stock photo
    Description
    The Dead Sea,also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth's surface on dry land. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.
    Uploader
    Moris Kushelevitch
    Contributor
    moris kushelevitch
    Date Taken
    2011-04-10
    Uploaded on
    2011-06-06
    Collection
    Dead Sea
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Environment
    Dominant colour
    #706050