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The Dead Sea, known in Arabic as Al-Bahr Al–Mayyeit, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. It lies 423 meters below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep and has a 33.7% salinity, making it one of the world's saltiest bodies of water.
The Dead Sea has attracted millions of visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers.