Expo 2005 World Exposition - Aichi 2005

Wisdom and nature

March 25, 2005 - September 25, 2005


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Jordan

Jordan had presented its nature and culture at exhibitions held so far in several countries of the world. This time, Jordan offered to look into the Dead Sea, called a "mini universe" with a unique ecosystem, and its relationship with mankind for 5,000 years. The theme was "silent floating."
In the pavilion, a module (black box) 18 metres long and wide, and 9 metres high had been created to reproduce the environment of the Dead Sea with water and sand brought from there. Visitors could have a unique experience of "going down. The Dead Sea is in danger of extinction due to the retreat of its shoreline caused by decreases in fresh water supply from the Jordan River. From 1920 to 2000, the water level dropped by 11 metres. You could not only enjoy the floating experience but also think about the need to restore the unique ecosystem of the Dead Sea for future generations.