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Dargavs – The Cursed City of the Dead

Dargavs or, as it is called, the “city of the dead” is located in the republic of North Ossetia-Alania, in Russia. It is an ancient cemetery or necropolis and is nestled on the slope of a hill overlooking Fiagdon River valley.

The cemetery includes almost 100 ancient stone crypts where people who lived in the valley are buried with all their clothes and belongings.

The tombs are shaped like huts with curved roofs, some of them being 2 to 4 stories high, which is typical for the Nakh architecture.

The City of the Dead dates back to the beginning of the 14th century and many legends and myths surround the place. In the past, many locals tried to avoid the cemetery because they believed that if they entered there they could never walk out alive. Today, there are hardly any tourists around the place and not because of the curse, but due to the fact that it’s kind of difficult to travel there.

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