This is where the seeds of the world are kept in case of a global catastrophe

Deep in the Arctic mountainside on the remote island of Spitsbergen, Norway, lies a huge vault which could be crucial to the survival of mankind if we ever face a global catastrophe.

Opened in 2008, the ‘doomsday’ seed vault functions as an emergency shelf of food supply to be used only in global crises such as nuclear war or mass famine.

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