Wednesday, April 13, 2011

No Sinking the Dead Sea

A Day Swimming in the Dead Sea

Here are some of my friends from the Ashkelon dig floating is the Dead Sea. What an interesting feeling to not be able to sink into the water. At 1300 feet below sea level there is no escape for the water but evaporation that leaves the salt behind. On that day the Jordan river did not quite make it to the Dead Sea.

Even a  minor abrasion of the skin was a cause for instant pain in that brine.

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