This haunting series of photographs by Ravek Srivanek documents the bed of the former Aral Sea in Czechoslovakia. Once the fourth largest sea in the world, now it’s a wasteland existing only in memory and local museum dioramas.

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Former shores, northern banks of Karatun peninsula, Kazakhstan

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Aral Sea: early soviet period, museum display, Nukus, Uzbekistan

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Canned fish in tomato sauce, period photograph and preserved specimen, museum display, Moynaq, Uzbekistan

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