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Namibia’s Lake of Mystery, Solved

The mysterious Otjikoto Lake, famously called the Lake of Gold for the rumoured lost gold at the bottom of this lake, was the topic of discussion in this episode of the MYD Earth Show.

Legendary diver and head of the Namibian Scientific Society, Theo Schoeman, was an integral part of Expedition Unknown, Africa’s Cursed Lake of Gold, a documentary filmed for the Travel Channel that resulted in the most advanced exploration of this infamous lake to date.

The Otjikoto Lake is the smaller of only two permanent natural lakes in Namibia. During World War I, German troops dumped war materials in the lake before surrendering. According to legend a sealed safe containing gold, was also dumped into the lake.

Now with the help of advanced sonar equipment the entire lake was mapped and explored, giving historians and scientists a clear view of it’s contents and contours. While no safe was discovered, as we continue to advance understanding more of the mystery will surely be solved.

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Theo about the lake; it’s history and ecology.

Take a listen to the MYD Earth Show with Theo Schoeman, here :



Watch the Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown, Africa’s Cursed Lake of Gold episode, here :