Wadi al Salam – Najaf, Iraq - Atlas Obscura

Wadi al Salam

Najaf, Iraq

One of the largest cemeteries in the world. 

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Wadi-al-Salaam translates to the Valley of Peace and is located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

Inside the burial site are over 10,000 tombs and crypts, with each capable of interning 50 people. The cemetery covers over 1,000. 

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Located in the northern quarters of the holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

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