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Haunting Underwater Art Installment Pays Tribute to Refugees

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Have you ever been to an underwater museum?

The Museo Atlántico is unlike any museum you’ve been to before.

Located off of Lanzarote, in the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the museum describes itself on its Facebook page as “the first contemporary subaquatic museum in Europe. Located in turquoise clear waters close to the coast of Lanzarote, the Museo Atlántico will be constructed at a depth of 12 meters (approximately 40 feet).”

Filled with haunting statues of men, women, and children on boats and on foot, the museum may look like some sort of cemetery at first glance, but in reality the current installments serve as a memorial for life, but terrestrial and aquatic.

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It may look like Pearl Harbor or the lost city of Atlantis, but this museum’s purpose is dedicated to an ongoing humanitarian crisis.