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Petra's most imposing and impressive monument is Ad Deir (the Monastery), which is scenically perched above the city in the beautiful Petra Hills.

The steep walk up to the Monastery takes about an hour.

This incredibly high salt content means the Dead Sea is extremely buoyant, making it impossible to sink or swim in - the only option is to bob around like a cork!

It’s called the Dead Sea as nothing can live in it.

These salts are mineral salts, which is just like you find in the oceans of the world, only in extreme concentrations.

The mosaic takes the form of a map and is believed to be the oldest and most exact map of the Holy Land.The citizens threw up a Triumphal Arch for him which still stands today.Exemplifying the finesse of Roman urban life, the town boasts a hippodrome, an old sports field that once held 15,000 spectators and a stunning amphitheatre with amazing amplification abilities.The Treasury famously featured as the Holy Grail's last resting place in the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'.Past the Treasury the hidden valley widens to reveal the remains of the city proper including dozens of ancient Nabataean tombs and a Roman rock-carved street lined with temples, royal tombs, public buildings and a vast amphitheatre.The lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea is a fascinating natural phenomena.

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