National Geographic : 1926 Sep
352 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Brig. Gen. P. R. C. Groves JUDEA AGAIN FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY Rechoboth, founded in 1890, is the second largest as to area of the Zionist colonies in Judea. Its inhabitants are endeavoring to recreate the Palestine of the past by the use of modern farming methods (see, also, text, page 322). Photograph by Dr. II . D. Girdwood, © Realistic Travels BEDOUINS FLOATING IN THE DEAD SEA Extraordinarily rapid evaporation causes the Dead Sea water to be highly impregnated with mineral matter. It is so salty that the bather easily floats, but in swimming the feet fly up and little headway can be made. It was at one end of this lake, according to the account in Genesis, that Lot's wife looked back toward the fleshpots of Sodom.