The Dead Sea Area is in part of the Syrian-African Rift Valley, in southern Israel with the Judean Mountains and Judean Desert on one side and western shore of the Dead Sea on the region’s eastern border. The area sees little rain fall and is a dry desert climate. The many sites in the region include the Dead Sea itself, which is a highly saline sea at the lowest point on Earth; Masada, an ancient fortress on a rock plateau; Ein Gedi, a desert oasis with lush vegetation and the cities of Arad, Dimona and Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Also in the Dead Sea region are monasteries carved out of the mountains; the region was considered a perfect place for monks to find solitude.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth, it runs between Jordan and southern Israel and is a popular spa resort. The rejuvenating qualities of the Dead Sea water, mud and atmosphere have been appreciated since the ancient Egyptian Era and today minerals from the Dead Sea are used in cosmetics, medicine and industry.
Qumran is an archeological site near the Dead Sea, it is best known as the settlement closest to the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
Dead Sea Spa
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and known for its highly saline water. The mineral rich water and mineral rich black mud are excellent for the skin. Being the furthest point on Earth from the sun many of the dangerous sun rays are filtered out by the time they reach the Dead Sea. Those with skin ailments often visit the Dead Sea but it is also a popular spa destination because of the natural rejuvenating qualities of the water, air and mud.