Origin of Dead Seatranslated, translation of Classical Latin Mare Mortuum, translated, translation of Classical Greek Nekra Thalassa: because high salinity makes it virtually devoid of living things
inland body of salt water on the Israeli-Jordanian border: c. 390 sq mi (1,010 sq km); surface, c. 1,349 ft (411 m) below sea level (the lowest known point on earth)
A salt lake, about 420 m (1,380 ft) below sea level, at the mouth of the Jordan River. It is one of the saltiest bodies of water known and is the lowest point on the surface of the earth.
- A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth.