Bone yard

A skull lies among forgotten possessions, broken pottery and remnants of life abandoned in a village next to the dried-out Quintu lake in north Minquin. Around the city of Wuwei there are now several places built specifically for desertification refugees. During the past ten years, many villages have been abandoned in the northern part of Minqin as the desert boundaries increase.

Photo 5 of 21 in Minqin

39.05916°N, 103.6117°E
A skull lies among forgotten possessions, broken pottery and remnants of life abandoned in a village next to the dried-out Quintu lake in north Minquin. Around the city of Wuwei there are now several places built specifically for desertification refugees. During the past ten years, many villages have been abandoned in the northern part of Minqin as the desert boundaries increase.
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