P.Z. (Photochrome Zurich)

Circa 1895

Photochrome, Vintage, 22,5 cm x 16,5 cm, Collection Privée

The Dead Sea is also called the Sea of Salt, whose main water source is the Jordan River. The lack of animal and plant life in the salty restricts the fishing activities on the shores of the Dead Sea. For this reason, the sea gained its name, the "Dead Sea". Even though agriculture is prosperous in the surrounding of Jericho, the salt collected on the sea is also significant food resources.

Félix Bonfils (1831-1885), Mer Morte, Vers 1875, 23 x 28,5 cm, Tirage albuminé, Album Souvenirs d’Orient, ⓒBnF
On the northern bank of the Dead Sea
Other photographs of the exhibition