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Friday, April 5, 2013

Dead Sea

Dead Sea Overlook on Mt Nebo

Herd of Goats and Camels Above Dead Sea

Dead Sea and West Bank

From Madaba we drove to Mt Nebo and down to the Dead Sea then came back by another road with many switchbacks. The Dead Sea is over 1200 feet below sea level, the lowest spot on earth and the hills above it go up over 3000 feet. There were many flocks of sheep and goats along the road, even some herds of camels. The herders lived in tents much as they have for thousands of years. It's difficult to see how this barren land which gets much less rain than we get in Arizona supports so many animals.

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