Israel Wants Biblical Site To Be One Of The Wonders Of The World

05.11.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   The Dead Sea could become one of the wonders of the world. The government of Israel is launching a 2.5-million-dollar campaign to boost the ranking of the Dead Sea as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. An international team will take a vote and choose among such sites as the U.S. Grand Canyon, South America's Amazon rainforest, and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Even the Palistineans are joining in the effort. Israel believes more tourism could be attracted to the Dead Sea with its accurate serenity and reputed healing powers.