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3. Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea
One of the most interesting features of the Madaba Map is an image showing two fish facing each other. One of them appears to be swimming back from the Dead Sea, while the other swims towards it, through the Jordan River. But it is well known that fish cannot survive in the Dead Sea: it’s not called the “Dead Sea” out of sheer arbitrariness, after all. Most historians and archaeologists interpret this to symbolize a meeting point for Christians. Now, people of all faiths stay for a few days of relaxation in the many spas and resorts that have populated its shores.