The Dead Sea bordered by Israel, Jordan and Palestine is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. It is 9.6 times more salty than the ocean itself and you must have seen photos of people floating on the surface of water, as it is impossible to drown in the lake due to the salinity level of the water body. It has been mentioned in the Bible and a tourist attraction since Roman times. One Israeli artist decided to use the salty body of water to create a art piece that has the world talking about. See for yourself.
1 The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea or the salt sea is actually a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine. It is 429 meters below the seas level and is 304 m deep, making it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world. Its 34.2 % salinity makes it 9.6 times more salty than the ocean itself. It gets its name from the salinity which causes such a harsh environment that makes it impossible for any plant or animal to live there. It is also mentioned in the Bible as the place of refuge for King David. Due to the salinity in the water, people can easily float on the surface of the water and cannot drown in it. It provided potash for fertilizers and balm for mummification for the ancient Egyptians. An Israeli artist used the same salinity of the Dead Sea to transform a 1910 era dress into an art piece.