still puzzling over the geological factors that created the remarkable
body of water known as the Dead Sea, which lies further beneath sea
level than any other spot on earth. For visitors, there is no mystery.
This extremely dense and saline sea, which has a far
of minerals than any of the oceans, and is
unable to support any life
form, is the source of life-giving properties to all who
choose to bathe in it.
Floating on the sea is not just fun, it relaxes the body and does
the skin and the joints a world of good. The therapeutic black mud,
found exclusively on the shores of the Dead Sea,does wonders for everyone's
The Judean Desert has always
attracted people seeking spiritual refuge from the world. The archeological
discoveries at nearby Qumran, where the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls
were discoverd in ancient pottery jars, show us how the Essenes created
their unique settlements deep in the heart of the desert.
Visit The Ein Gedi and Kalia Kibbutzim for an Ideal family visit and an Israeli cultural experience.