The Dead Sea
Throughout history the Dead Sea has been visited by people in search of relaxation and to heal various diseases. It borders the countries of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. Surrounded by a dramatic landscape of mountains and white salt-lined shores, the sea is the lowest point on the face of the Earth at 400 metres below sea level. Due to the very high concentration of salt in the sea, very few sea animals or plants can survive in its water and this is why it has the name the Dead Sea. Visitors come to relax in the water which is rich in minerals. They can float in the water because of the high salt concentration. The sea is a natural spa that is believed to help cure skin diseases and arthritis.