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The Dead Sea Region

Salt lake of Jordan -- Palestine -- Israel which is the lowest water surface on earth at minus 395 metres compared to the level of the Mediterranean Sea ..... The Dead Sea is geologically part of the Rift Valley system. The principal source of the Dead Sea is the Jordan River but there are other streams feeding it too ..... There is no outlet for the lake and evaporation leads to the high content of salt as it is about 6 times more salty than the ocean water. There is no life in the lake ..... Near the Dead Sea lies Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and the important Israeli national monument of Masada ...

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