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The Abandoned Island of Hashima (15 Photos)

hashima island lead1 The Abandoned Island of Hashima (15 Photos)
Also called “Battleship Island”, Hashima Island off the coast of Japan was once the most densely populated city on planet earth. From 1890 to 1974, the island was a coal mining facility. But when petroleum replaced coal in the 1960’s, coal mines across Japan began shutting down and Hashima was abandoned, giving it a new nickname, “Ghost Island.”

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