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The abandoned mining town full of Soviet secrets

Love Exploring Logo By Gemma Prince of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 36: Hidden away on the northern edge of the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, Pyramiden is a former Soviet mining town that in recent years has become one of the most intriguing ghost towns in the world. Read on as we explore the history of Pyramiden, from its birth and heyday to its decline and abandonment, through these eerie images of a mining town seemingly frozen in time.

The remains of a Soviet ghost town

Hidden away on the northern edge of the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, Pyramiden is a former Soviet mining town that in recent years has become one of the most intriguing ghost towns in the world. Read on as we explore the history of Pyramiden, from its birth and heyday to its decline and abandonment, through these eerie images of a mining town seemingly frozen in time.
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