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A freak weather event has killed thousands of starfish, crabs and other creatures. Photo: Lara Maiklem/London Mudlark. Coleen Suckling. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. Many Europeans have been assessing the damage from the recent wintery weather dramatically nicknamed the "Beast ...
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) - People gathered this weekend to watch researchers perform a necropsy on a Steller sea lion that was found dead near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. The Daily Astorian reports the sea lion that washed ashore Feb. 26 was moved to south to a more remote section of beach ...

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About 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially published since the turn of the millennium. But in the case of some, all that was left were poorly preserved remains of texts written in a cryptic script--and all ...

About 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially published since the turn of the millennium. But in the case of some, all that was left were poorly preserved remains of texts written in a cryptic script - and all ...
This vast salty lake is one of the region's top tourist attractions, but it's one that's slowly disappearing, leaving behind a scarred landscape. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Reddit · Share on WhatsApp · Share on Google+ · Share by Email · Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on ...
JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The decreasing of water level of the Dead Sea is raising concerns, Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a status report of the country's environment, with disturbing information about the situation of the Dead Sea. The rate of the Dead Sea water levels ...
Seven Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded Wednesday after running over a land mine near Qasr el-Yahud, north of the Dead Sea. Five soldiers were taken to the emergency room at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem; they are in stable condition and fully conscious. The Israeli military said that the ...
The level of the Dead Sea is falling by a massive 1.2 meters per year according to the latest annual report of Israel's environment by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The report notes that the level of the Dead Sea has fallen by 30 meters over the past 40 years and that the rate that it is receding is ...
This vast salty lake is one of the region's top tourist attractions, but it's one that's slowly disappearing, leaving behind a scarred landscape. Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share on Reddit · Share on WhatsApp · Share on Google+ · Share by email · Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on ...
One of the manuscripts from the ancient texts has been pieced together and deciphered, which is a huge step forward in the research of the documents. These scrolls were originally discovered in 1946, with more and more pieces being found over the years. They are thought to date back over 2,000 years ...
It is leading to the formation of sinkholes which have caused the destruction of a major road and the loss of a tourist resort which was one of the Dead Sea's few public beaches. But could the damage caused by the sinkholes be turned into something positive? The BBC Travel Show's Jo Whalley finds out ...
The fragments were part of the Dead Sea Scrolls which were comprised of 972 manuscripts discovered in a series of 12 caves near Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea between 1946-1956. Most scholars believe they were written by a sect of Essenes and were hidden during the Jewish revolt against ...
One of the last remaining Dead Sea scrolls has been deciphered by researchers at the University of Haifa, with the ancient fragment revealing that its author made a number of mistakes that had to be corrected by another scribe. First discovered in the 1940s by Bedouin shepherds in the Qumran caves near ...

This Israeli artist has spent more than a decade basically throwing stuff in Israel's Dead Sea and seeing what happens. Since the Dead Sea is so salty, objects end up covered in salt crystals, which make them look otherworldly. Her pieces - be they creepy ball gowns or hundreds of watermelons - remind ...
A vivid memory from my recent tour of Israel is the drastic contrast between the Dead Sea and the sea of Galilee. Though the beautiful aqua water of the Dead Sea resembles parts of the Caribbean, looks can surely be deceiving. You see -- there are absolutely no plants, no fish, and no visible life present ...
The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 12 caves near the site of Qumran in the West Bank. They consist of thousands of fragments from over 900 manuscripts. Many scholars believe that a sect called the Essenes who lived at Qumran wrote many of the scrolls. The scrolls contain numerous texts from the ...
... from the University of Haifa in Israel have restored and deciphered one of the last untranslated Qumran Scrolls. The collection, which consists of 900 ancient Jewish manuscripts, has been shrouded in controversy since it was unearthed more than 70 years ago. (Read: "Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?
This is a critical moment in the Jordanian-Israeli relations, as they have deteriorated over the past months, reaching their lowest point since the 1994 peace treaty was signed. This diplomatic crisis has halted the planned Jordanian-Israeli-Palestinian Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal (RSDSC) project, which the ...
The Dead Sea in Israel is an intriguing place. At about 1,400 feet below sea level, its shores are one of the lowest places on Earth. The water has so much salt in it that anyone who goes swimming in it, simply floats to the top. And the sand from the area is jam-packed with restorative and nutrient-rich mud.
The famous Dead Sea Scrolls, rumored lost or damaged during the June war between Israel and Egypt, are safe, according to Antiquity…. On the eve of the war they were packed up and put safely in a strong room in the basement of the Palestine Archaeological Museum (Rockefeller Museum), according ...
From our hotel in Sweimeh, Jordan, we took a short shuttle ride to the Dead Sea. The fun began even before I reached the beautiful beach lined with recliners and colorful umbrellas. Two members of my Exodus Travels tour group were already in a small enclosure laughing as they smeared Dead Sea mud ...
The burial of a warrior who lived and (literally) died by the sword, a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings and a cave that may have held Dead Sea Scrolls -- these are just some of the big archaeology and history stories that we think we may hear about in 2018. Look back at the predictions for 2017 and 2016 ...
The "Bahrain Canal" project, which is shared by Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, aims at digging canals linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea in order to pump sea water through channels, tunnels and pipelines into Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. The Israeli ...
The Dead Sea is stunning from above, even if it is shrinking. As Lonely Planet reported, Tel Aviv-based landscape photographer Tzvika Stein uses drones to capture aerial views of the threatened body of water. "It's beautiful and fascinating and very unique," Stein tells Mental Floss of capturing the natural ...
The famed properties of the Dead Sea have spread around the world for millennia. Legend has it that King Solomon gifted salts from the Dead Sea to the Queen of Sheba, while Egypt's Queen Cleopatra ordered the first spa to be built on its shore in order to add its benefits to her beauty regimen.
The outcome is the intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea: an environment cut off from inflows or outflows, slowly becoming less and less habitable to life, until all that are left are the hardiest extremophiles. Usage of facebook has begun to decline as the conversations there become more and more toxic.
THE Dead Sea is, as its name implies, far too salty to be of use to fishermen or farmers. But its mineral-rich waters are valued by the owners of the spas that thrive along its shores in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territory of the West Bank. The spa industry, however, faces a threat from a plague of ...
The level of the Dead Sea is falling by a massive 1.2 meters per year according to the latest annual report of Israel's environment by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The report notes that the level of the Dead Sea has fallen by 30 meters over the past 40 years and that the rate that it is receding is ...
While the Dead Sea is considered a low-cost source of potash, potash prices have sunk by a third in the three years since the treasury committee was formed. Moreover, ICL - and any successor company - would be saddled with the cost of a salt-harvesting program to prevent the Dead Sea's shrinking, ...
One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel. Sixty tiny fragments were pieced together over a period of a year, identifying the name of a festival marking the changes between seasons. It also revealed a second scribe corrected mistakes ...
The Dead Sea is a special place for Israeli artist Sigalit Landau. As a child, she spent her Saturdays with her family there. She and her creative partner, the photographer Yotam From, exchanged their spiritual vows there. But most importantly, the lake has been Landau's studio for the past 15 years.
The "Bahrain Canal" project, which is shared by Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, aims at digging canals linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea in order to pump sea water through channels, tunnels and pipelines into Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. The Israeli ...
The Dead Sea is stunning from above, even if it is shrinking. As Lonely Planet reported, Tel Aviv-based landscape photographer Tzvika Stein uses drones to capture aerial views of the threatened body of water. "It's beautiful and fascinating and very unique," Stein tells Mental Floss of capturing the natural ...
The outcome is the intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea: an environment cut off from inflows or outflows, slowly becoming less and less habitable to life, until all that are left are the hardiest extremophiles. Usage of facebook has begun to decline as the conversations there become more and more toxic.
israeli artist, sigalit landau invites viewers to embark on a journey facilitated by the unique feature of one natural resource - salt. drawing inspiration from the Dead Sea, landau uses the hypersaline body of water to create densely encrusted salt sculptures, emerging everyday objects through a process akin ...
In this midst of their Gift Rap residency at Snug harbor, CLT rap duo Dead Sea $crilla came by to chop it up with Mark, Ryan and Justin Aswell, producer of DS$' new album, Dead Year's ... Studio selfie with [from left] Justin Aswell, Fred Rock and Red Jesse of Dead Sea $crilla, Ryan Pitkin and Mark Kemp.
Of course, she would not let her trip slip by without experiencing floating on the Dead Sea. Wearing a two-piece bikini, she floated looking relaxed, sexy, and having a grand time. In the caption she wrote, "Floating on the Dead Sea like theres no tomorrow." ...
THE Dead Sea is, as its name implies, far too salty to be of use to fishermen or farmers. But its mineral-rich waters are valued by the owners of the spas that thrive along its shores in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territory of the West Bank. The spa industry, however, faces a threat from a plague of ...
BERLIN (JTA) -- Israel has pulled out of a planned exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Frankfurt because the German government would not guarantee their return if claimed by Palestinians. The Frankfurt Bible Museum announced that it has canceled the exhibit scheduled for a September 2019 opening.
Sheer rust-tinted cliffs climbed more than 30m on either side of me, and a channel of deep green water trickled out toward the Dead Sea. The more I walked, the deeper it became, and soon I was in water up to the collar of my very inappropriate shirt. I looked over at my driver, who had joined me on what ...
Dozens of skeletons discovered in the Judean Desert may finally reveal who wrote the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, a mystery that scientists and ...
Researchers believe that 33 human skeletons found last year near the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were originally discovered could be ...
The original Dead Sea Scrolls, which make up the earliest surviving pieces of the Old Testament, were found between 1947 and 1956 in the ...
The manuscripts - which inscribe some of the oldest known foundations of the Old Testament - were first discovered by shepherds in caves in Qumran, an archaeological region in the West Bank along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. Inside a series of caves, incredibly preserved scrolls were found ...
Amman--Jordan on Tuesday said it was going ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project with or without Israel, which ...
Off the coast of El Salvador, researchers have discovered a disturbing sight--300-400 dead, floating sea turtles. Some of them were ...


 

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