If You’re Trekking Across The Sahara, You May Just Stumble Upon This Ghostly Place

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at 2015.09.26
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Generally, graveyards are haunting and solemn places. They are hallowed ground where we can go to remember the dead. Not often, though, do you come across a graveyard located in the middle of a desert, let alone the Sahara desert.

However, if you find yourself traveling through the Moroccan countryside, you might find yourself in such a place.

On the outskirts of the town of Merzouga, about 30 miles from the border with Algeria, is a solemn and beautiful old Muslim graveyard.

On the outskirts of the town of Merzouga, about 30 miles from the border with Algeria, is a solemn and beautiful old Muslim graveyard.

Each of the plainly adorned graves points east, towards the holy city of Mecca.

Each of the plainly adorned graves points east, towards the holy city of Mecca.

They are each subtly decorated with the color green, which is the traditional color of Islam.

They are each subtly decorated with the color green, which is the traditional color of Islam.

This unnamed graveyard is located in the heart of Morocco”s breathtaking Erg Chebbi region.

This unnamed graveyard is located in the heart of Morocco

Erg Chebbi is one of two large sand dune seas created by desert winds over the centuries. Some dunes in Erg Chebbi reach heights of almost 500 feet.

Erg Chebbi is one of two large sand dune seas created by desert winds over the centuries. Some dunes in Erg Chebbi reach heights of almost 500 feet.

(via: Urban Ghost Media)

Not that I spend a lot of time thinking about where I”d like my body to spend eternity after I die, but this graveyard seems like a nice, peaceful place. There is just something about the infinite nothingness of the desert that makes it seem like an appropriate place for death.

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