Jordan
Jordan
Amman

Dead Sea

Kerak


The depression of the Dead Sea is from tectonic origin. It is one of the links of the Rift Valley which stretches from Syria to Eastern Africa. Located at 396 m under sea level, it is the lowest point of the planet. Its maximum depth is 399 m. His mineral salt concentration forbids there whole animal or plant life. Sea is only supplied by the river Jordan and by some streams with irregular flows. Its level has dropped for a few decades, because of the excessive pumping of water from the Jordan river.
Dead Sea
Mount Nebo
Shores

Dead Sea

Mount Nebo

Shores