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ABANDONED PRIPYAT, UKRAINE (IMAGE)

Pripyat, Ukraine - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

info-pictogram1 Pripyat is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus. Named for the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for theChernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Though Pripyat is located within the administrative district of Ivankiv Raion, the abandoned city now has a special status within the largerKiev Oblast (province), being administered directly from Kiev. Pripyat is also supervised by Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergencies, which manages activities for the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

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FISHING HUT, GERMANY (IMAGE)

Fishing hut, Germany - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

info-pictogram1 It is located in The Berchtesgaden National Park and it is located in the southeast of Germany, in the Free State of Bavaria, adjoining the state of Salzburg in Austria. Founded in 1978, the park includes an area of 210 square kilometers and is owned by the state. Its high mountain landscapes are characterized by extensive forests and steep rock faces.

The world’s oldest university in Fes, Morocco

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The world’s oldest university is the university of al-Qarawiyyin, in Fes, Morocco. It was founded by a Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri, in 859 AD.