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Mining the Past in Modern Ruins

North of Norway lies the Svalbard archipelago, and it is here that we find the ruins of Pyramiden. Once a bustling mining town, the Soviet outpost was largely abandoned shortly after the collapse of the Union. This recent news report from Russia Today – as provided by io9 – is rather fascinating, providing a glimpse of what life was like for the inhabitants of Pyramiden from its founding in 1910 through its abandonment in 1998.

Via io9.

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