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Un oraș care reușește să rămână locuit timp de mai multe secole este ceva destul de rar. Imperiile decad, porturile se inundă, râurile își schimbă cursul și fără să îți  dai seama orașele sunt părăsite și uitate. În ziua de azi doar câteva orașe, unele dintre ele capitale ale unor țări, pot demonstra că au fost locuite timp de trei milenii fără oprire. Iată câteva exemple:

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12 ghost towns worth a visit

Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, AZ

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The Scariest Places in America

The Scariest Places in America | BODIE, CALIFORNIA | Considered one of the country's most authentic ghost towns, this Gold-Rush– era mining settlement still has about 100 structures standing, including a jail, firehouse, and church. It's part of the California and is in a state of "arrested decay," meaning nothing has been touched since it was designated a historic site in 1962.

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de la Condé Nast Traveler

10 Abandoned Places You Can (Legally) Explore Today

Bodie Ghost Town

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Travel guide to Nevada’s best ghost towns

There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore all the ghost towns in the state. If you want to whittle that task down to something more manageable, here are 6 awesome spots to get started.

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de la The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

Ghost Town: Bannack, Montana

A crooked sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and hangings galore. . .no wonder everybody left town! Read the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Bannack, Montana in my blog! http://stargazermercantile.com/ghost-town-bannack-montana/

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Bodie, California

Calico, CA This former silver-mining town in Southern California peaked in the 1880s, but started declining when the price of silver dropped in the 1890s. It was a ghost town by 1907. The town’s restoration began in the 1950s, under the direction of Walter Knott, of Knott’s Berry Farm fame. Today, Calico is a San Bernardino County Park, but you can still see one-third of Calico’s original buildings.

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Route 66 Oatman, Arizona considers itself a "living" ghost town, complete with gift shops, staged gunfights and wild burros wandering through town.

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