Wedding Dress Transformed After Being Left in Dead Sea

Wedding Dress Transformed After Being Left in Dead Sea
Mon 29-08-2016

A 19th century black gown has transformed into a glittering ‘wedding dress’ after being submerged in the Dead Sea.

Sigalit Landau placed the plain black dress several metres underwater in 2014 and photographed it as the salt-rich waters caused a stunning change to occur.

Over three months, salt crystals formed on the gown and gave the dress the appearance of being covered in diamonds.

Landau said the dress soon appeared 'like snow, like sugar, like death's embrace'.

The Dead Sea, a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west, is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean.

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