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Incredible photos of an abandoned ship graveyard in the middle of the desert

INSIDER Logo By Sophie-Claire Hoeller of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10: The INSIDER Summary:• The Moynaq Ship Graveyard is literally a ghost town in the middle of the desert. • It was once home to a busy fishing port as well as one the four largest lakes in the world. • The lake began to shrink when Soviet irrigation projects diverted the rivers that fed it. While this could be reversed, Uzbekistan doesn't have the funds to do so. In Uzbekistan, an eerie ship graveyard filled with hauntingly beautiful shipwrecks beckons.The Moynaq Ship Graveyard is literally a ghost town in the middle of the desert.It was once a busy Soviet fishing port on the Aral Sea - one of the four largest lakes in the world back in the day - but today, nothing but desert remains.Let's take a closer look and see how these ships came to be stranded in the middle of the desert.

The INSIDER Summary:

• The Moynaq Ship Graveyard is literally a ghost town in the middle of the desert.
It was once home to a busy fishing port as well as one the four largest lakes in the world.
• The lake began to shrink when Soviet irrigation projects diverted the rivers that fed it. While this could be reversed, Uzbekistan doesn't have the funds to do so.


In Uzbekistan, an eerie ship graveyard filled with hauntingly beautiful shipwrecks beckons.

The Moynaq Ship Graveyard is literally a ghost town in the middle of the desert.

It was once a busy Soviet fishing port on the Aral Sea - one of the four largest lakes in the world back in the day - but today, nothing but desert remains.

Let's take a closer look and see how these ships came to be stranded in the middle of the desert.

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