The World’s Five Most Unusual Cemeteries

Published March 22, 2012
Updated February 12, 2018

Unusual Cemeteries: City Of The Dead, Russia

Unusual Cemeteries City of Dead

The Russian village of Dargavs, or the City of the Dead, boasts a cemetery with almost 100 ancient stone crypts. The City of the Dead has its roots in the beginning of the 14th century as a sacred place where residents buried their loved ones along with clothes and belongings.

City of Dead

City of Dead Russia

Unusual Cemeteries In The World

Wadi-us-Salaam, Iraq

Unusual Cemeteries Wadi Salaam

Located in Najaf, Iraq, Wadi-us-Salaam translates as the Valley of Peace and is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. The cemetery is a popular destination for Prophets and the proletariat as it contains approximately five million bodies.


Wadi-us-Salaam Cemetery

Wadi Salaam

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