Dark tourism explained: why we’re fascinated with death and evil. Plaster casts of victims from the Garden of the Fugitives in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Alamy

From Chernobyl to Pompeii: dark tourism and our fascination with death, evil and tragedy explained

  • Millions of tourists every year visit areas around the world linked to death, disaster and atrocity
  • A professor of tourism explains our need to explore the darkest moments in history
Topic |   Fukushima nuclear disaster
Dark tourism explained: why we’re fascinated with death and evil. Plaster casts of victims from the Garden of the Fugitives in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Alamy
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