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Lighthouse Swallowed by Sand.

In 1899, the Danes set out to build the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse [wiki] on the North Sea shores in Jutland, Denmark. The lighthouse was built on top of a cliff and towers about 66 yards above sea level. Light was sent 26 miles out over the sea.

But sanddrift caused a built up of sand around it. In 1968, the sand dune had grown so high that the light couldn't be seen any longer. The lighthouse ceased operation and was turned into a museum. But the sands weren't done: they kept on coming. By 2002, the structure was completely abandoned to the sands.

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