Lake Layla, Saudi Arabia now a dried up sinkhole, but we skied and dove it in 1980 it was about the centre of the known desert, just above the Rub-Al Khali by the village of Layhlia

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Chris jW on September 15, 2013

I have recently found out that this lake is now dry - due to the greed of local princes who grew cattle feed with the water to produce milk and a fast profit.

I remember the milk very very well and the cows

It's sad a 4,000 year old lake has gone though!

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