The Dead Sea- in Hebrew Yam Ha-Melakh (Sea of Salt)
The Dead Sea, also known by other names, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main inflow source is the Jordan River. Its surface is 430.5 meters below sea level, making its shores the lowest land-based point on Earth.
No fish can survive in the salty waters due to the very high saline levels, hence the name “Dead”. The other result of the salty water is its renowned health and healing properties of the mud.
Visitors famously cover themselves in the mineral-rich mud and float freely in the salty waters at its beaches.