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When you move an entire city, what happens to its dead?

A view over Kiruna. Photo: Hanna Franzén/TT

Published: 16.Apr.2019 15:06 hrs

Kiruna, Sweden's most northerly town, is being relocated eastwards building by building in order to ensure its survival. But when you move an entire town, what happens to the remains of its dead?

So far, some of the oldest and most important buildings in Kiruna have already been carefully moved to new locations so that mining company LKAB – the region's major employer – can continue expanding underground.

Soon it will be the turn of thousands of urns housed in the Mariakapell church to move, while the church itself is to be demolished and knocked down. 

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