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Where is dead sea and why it is known as dead sea?

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Asked by Ramesh Agarwal, 23 Oct '09 09:59 pm
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The Dead Sea is between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The sea water is extremely salty which prevents sea life from thriving in it. It is a tourist attraction because the high salt levels mean you can just float on top of it. The Mud at the bottom is supposed to be full of minerals which are beneficial to our skin.
Answered by Janis, 23 Oct '09 11:16 pm

 
  
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The Dead Sea is an endorheic lake located in the Jordan Rift Valley, a geographic feature formed by the Dead Sea Transform (DST). This left lateral-moving transform fault lies along the tectonic plate boundary between the African Plate and the Arabian Plate. It runs between the East Anatolian Fault zone in Turkey and the northern end of the Red Sea Rift offshore of the southern tip of Sinai.

There are a number of possible explanations for the name.

(1) The sea contains/ supports almost no kind of life due to its high salinity(45 grams per 1000grams) except for brine shrimp's would all die).

(2) It supplies balms for Egyptian mummification, hence it serves the 'dead'.

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Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 23 Oct '09 10:08 pm

 
  
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The Dead Sea is a hypersaline lake in the Jordan Rift Valley bordered by Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. The Dead Sea is 42 miles long and 11 miles wide at its widest point. At 422 meters below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest areas of dry land on Earth. The Dead Seas importance extends to biblical times as a refuge for King David, a resort for King Herod, and a rich source for minerals and balms for mummification in Egypt. The modern Dead Sea economy is based on tourism, agriculture, and harvesting minerals
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 24 Oct '09 11:16 am

 
  
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The Dead Sea ( Yum Ha Melach in Hebrew ) is 75km long, ranges from six to 16 km wide and has no outlet. The high salt content makes any plant and animal life impossible. Thats why called dead sea
Answered by kamal purohit, 23 Oct '09 10:06 pm

 
  
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The Dead Sea is an endorheic lake located in the Jordan Rift Valley
Answered by anantharaman, 01 Jan '13 07:21 pm

 
  
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