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On Google Maps, You Would Think This Is A Booming City In The Desert. But Zoom In And… OMG.

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When you see Wadi us-Salaam, which means “Valley of Peace,” on Google Maps, you”ll have no notion what it really is. From a distance, it resembles a bustling, sprawling city in Iraq, full of office buildings and neighborhoods. It covers , which acres more than 1,485 is about the size of a small town in the US. But when you zoom in a little closer (and do some research), you”ll understand it”s definitely not a city. Although it does have the folks…

Seems like a city. Not a city.

Looks like a city. Not a city.

It”s really a huge GRAVEYARD. The record breaking graveyard includes millions of bodies, making it one of the biggest on world.

It

There are more bodies in here than most cities” people.

There are more bodies in here than most cities

There’s a Shiite belief that says souls of all loyal women and men will journey there, regardless of where their bodies really are.

There is a Shiite belief that says souls of all faithful men and women will journey there, no matter where their bodies actually are.

And there”s a military existence because of the violence that’s frequently happened here.

And there

You can see tombstones and memorials for the deceased.

Taking a closer look, you can see tombstones and memorials for the dead.

It”s so large that visitors frequently use cycles.

It

A guy is seen mourning the loss of a loved one.

A man is seen mourning the loss of a loved one.

And religious leaders generally come to worship and pray there.

And religious leaders often come to pray and worship there.

Folks are entombed in the graveyard for over 1,400 years, resulting in literally millions bodies there. It”s estimated that over 500,000 added bodies are entombed here each year.

During the Iraq war in 2003, combatants in the Iraqi militia often used the graveyard to conceal in. They understood mausoleums and the twisting lanes than anyone else. Since violence and the wars, the graveyard has grown massively.

Source: wikipedia

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