National Geographic : 1926 Jun
660 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A LAND OF ETERNAL THIRST-THE TANEZROUFT The Expedition traveled for more than 300 miles across this barren waste without finding any trace of water. A region of sand hills and plains, with frequent rugged outcroppings of rock, it has been referred to as the "country of mysterious disappearances" because of the many travelers who have perished without trace in its terrible sandstorms. TIE SAHARA CLAIMED HIM FOR HER OWN Caravans crossing the Tanezrouft sometimes miscalculate their water supply or the speed of their camels and often atone for their error with their lives. M. Haardt's party came across several skeletal remains of those who had died from thirst (see text, page 653).