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Dark tourism or thanotourism is tourism involving travel to sites associated with death and suffering. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event. ... Suffering is any unwanted condition and the corresponding negative emotion. ...

This includes sites of pilgrimage such as to Rome, Italy and the site of St Peter’s death, castles and battlefields such as Culloden near Inverness, Scotland, sites of disaster, either natural or man made such as Ground Zero in New York, USA, prisons now open to the public such as Beaumaris Prison in Anglesey, Wales, and purpose built centers such as the London Dungeon in England. Pilgrim at Mecca A pilgrimage is a term primarily used in religion and spirituality of a long journey or search of great moral significance. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... This article describes the fortified buildings. ... See also the town of Battle, East Sussex, England Generally, a battle is an instance of combat between two or more parties wherein each group will seek to defeat the others. ... For the famous 18th century battle in Scottish history see Battle of Culloden and Culloden, Scotland. ... Inverness (Inbhir Nis in Scottish Gaelic) is the only city in the Scottish Highlands. ... Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in Scotland Abbeys and priories in Scotland... Ground zero is the exact location on the ground where any explosion occurs. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... There are many places named Beaumaris: Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales, for which the other places are named Beaumaris, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the north western extremity of north Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Front entrance of the London Dungeon. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...

In a class of its own, one of the most notorious destinations for dark tourism is the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz in Poland. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ... Majdanek - crematorium Extermination camp (German Vernichtungslager) was the term applied to a group of death camps set up by Nazi Germany during World War II for the express purpose of killing the Jews of Europe, although members of some other groups whom the Nazis wished to exterminate, such as Roma... Auschwitz, in English, commonly refers to the Auschwitz concentration camp complex built near the town of Oświęcim, by Nazi Germany during World War II. Rarely, it may refer to the Polish town of Oświęcim (called by the Germans Auschwitz) itself. ...

External links

  • Guardian special feature: What is dark tourism?
  • The UK Dark Tourism Forum

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Darkness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Darkness is the absence of light, although earlier in history it was sometimes viewed as a substance in its own right, and appears in this form in some fantasy literature, such as Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
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Dark tourism is the travel to sites associated with death and suffering.
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