A place where no one lives. It looks mysterious, completely ruined by some sort of event that might have happened in the past. The land is barren. There are some ruined structures. It looks like people used to live in that place many, many years ago but some event(like a war or a disaster) completely destroyed the place and the people left, leaving behind these tombs which became ruins with the passage of time.

  • "Wasteland" is another term, though it doesn't carry the connotation of having once been occupied.
    – Hot Licks
    Jul 31, 2015 at 12:28

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I think that the word you are looking for might be derelict.

According to Collins:



1) deserted or abandoned, as by an owner, occupant, etc
2) falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
3) neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss


1) a person abandoned or neglected by society; a social outcast or vagrant
2) property deserted or abandoned by an owner, occupant, etc
3) a vessel abandoned at sea
4) a person who is neglectful of duty or obligation


Ghost town, or possibly ghost region. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_town



: the condition of a place or thing that has been damaged in such a way that it is no longer suitable for people to live in : the state or condition of being desolate



The word you are looking for is deserted. It means that people once lived there but that now it is empty of people.

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