The Dead Sea is 427 meters below sea level and is the lowest place on earth. The Dead Sea is 306 m ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With salinity (in it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water - Photo credit: Victor
The Dead Sea coastline. The Dead Sea borders Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Because of high salt content, it feels like you are floating even when swimming. Photo: Nickolay Vinokurov at Subhi's beach house
'Floating in the Dead Sea is one of the world’s great natural experiences. Thanks to an eye-stingingly high salt content it is virtually impossible to swim in the viscous waters of a sea that is lower than sea level.
Masada is an ancient fortification in Southern Israel on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. The Siege of Masada by Roman Empire troops towards the end of the first Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish