The Dead Sea
- Location: West Bank, Israel/Palestine and Jordan Rift Valley, Jordan
Ironically, we’re suggesting the Dead Sea as one of the places to visit before you die. The Dead Sea is technically part of three nations, those being Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. While it does reside in the Jordan Rift Valley and flows into the Jordan River, the Dead Sea lies within such a spot that it sort of operates as a border between the nations of Israel and Jordan. While referenced as a “Sea,” this is actually a lake with a surface of 1,412 below sea level. The salt level here is at 34.2%, making it the saltiest body of water in the world. The density level is 1.24 kg/liter, which results in swimming being equal to merely floating. The Dead Sea has been a major part of history as products were taken from it to make things like fertilizers, potash, asphalt, and even materials for Egyptian mummification.