Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Spring at the Dead Sea


There's always something new to see in Israel. This is one of those things that I've driven (or rode) past dozens of times over the years, but never was aware that it existed. Well, I knew in theory that there are warm, salty springs that contribute to the salinity of the Dead Sea, but I didn't realize that there are a couple that are not built over and are accessible today. This spring is hot, smelly, and shallow, but it's also good for your skin and it's free.

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  • As the Dead Sea level dropped there were parts of the ground that collapsed like sinkholes as the water drained out of the soil and the earth sank to fill the void. One of the Dead Sea beaches near En Gedi was so far from where the original beach facilities were built, they had to use a tram to transport people to the edge of the sea. The sea was receeding.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Mar 08, 08:46:00 AM  

  • FYI: there was an article in a recent Smithsonian magazine about the receeding Dead Sea.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Mar 08, 02:39:00 PM  

  • Todd, I am a high schooler who has a school project that includes planning a two week vacation. My topic is Paul's journey from Jerusalem to Rome. Is there any places along his voyage that you would say to most definitly put in my vacation as a tourist attraction. If you would please email at jamesbuck@modempool.com that would be great. Thanks.

    By Anonymous jamesbuck, at Sat Mar 11, 04:10:00 PM  

  • How do I locate this particular spring or simular ones?
    nat_lel@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Aug 04, 03:18:00 PM  

  • This one is about 1.5 km north of En Gedi. You have to park north of En Gedi and walk north along the shore as it is not easy to climb down directly from the road to the spring.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Mon Aug 04, 08:22:00 PM  

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