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50 abandoned places around the world and the history behind them

INSIDER Logo By Ciara Appelbaum,Madeline Diamond of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 51:  Every  abandoned building has a story about how it got that way, whether it's an urban legend or the truth.Rotting, crumbling, or completely invaded by nature, abandoned buildings can be as creepy as they are fascinating. From ancient ruins uncovered underneath ash to mental hospitals that have been left to rot, we've rounded up 50 abandoned buildings around the world and the history behind them.


Every abandoned building has a story about how it got that way, whether it's an urban legend or the truth.

Rotting, crumbling, or completely invaded by nature, abandoned buildings can be as creepy as they are fascinating.

From ancient ruins uncovered underneath ash to mental hospitals that have been left to rot, we've rounded up 50 abandoned buildings around the world and the history behind them.

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