Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

The Colosseum in Rome = grief tourism?

28th November 2010

This article seems to lump it in with grief tourism because…

Despite the attitude that this is ancient history, Colosseums are the sites of mass deaths, religious persecution and displays of cruel power by those in authority who gave the thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate the fate of the participants.

When I went to Rome’s Colosseum it was more satisfy my fantasy geek – of course the words “grief tourism and dark tourism weren’t in use then…

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