THE biggest graveyard in the world is the final resting place for over 6 million bodies crammed into ancient burial site.
Wadi Al-Salam cemetery in Najaf, Iraq is visited by millions of pilgrims each year and has remains of prophets, royals and scientists.
From above, the landscapes of Al-Salam can be mistaken for a city, with countless graves looking like cramped buildings.
And the size of the cemetery is one of the small town- spanning over 1,500 acres.
The graveyard accounts for 13 per cent of Najaf’s size, sprawling further day-by-day.
The name Wadi Al-Salam translates to “Valley of Peace”, but the history of the region has been far from peaceful.
Holding more than six million bodies, it is larger in population than some countries like Norway, Finland or.
And this number is only increasing as Iraq continues to be the…
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