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A look into a few places around the world which have been deserted for many years.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France. During World War II, 642 residents were massacred by German soldiers as punishment for the French Resistance. All the women and children were locked in the church while the ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

During World War II, the United Kingdom was facing some serious attacks from the sky, and to help minimize the damage done by the Luftwaffe, British engineer Guy Maunsell developed a clever strategy: ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

Once a successful diamond mining community, Kolmanskop is now a desert ghost town where the houses welcome only sand. The desert city was originally built when Germans discovered great mineral wealth ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

Humberstone Chile was built around the rush to produce sodium nitrate as fertilizer. However, when the American economy went bust during the Great Depression demand dropped and by the time the world ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

Once a major coal mining operation managed by Mitsubishi, Hashima Island, located in Japan, housed 5259 people at first, then grew to a staggering 83, 500 people per square kilometre, making it one ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Countries & Territories

Its roots date back to the pre-Roman sixth century B.C. It was built on a summit, Craco's utility was initially derived from its ability to repel invaders. The town saw an average 1,500 inhabitants ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

At one time, the tow­n of Centralia, Penn., supported almost 3,000 residents, with stores, churches, hotels and bars. It was a boomtown, established in 1866 and built from the profits of coal mined ...

Domain: Geography; Category: Geography

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