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Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island is a tiny island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy. It has an unfortunate history and is considered by some to be a hot spot for ghosts. During Roman times it was used to isolate thousands of plague victims and during the three occasions when the black death spread through Europe, the island was effectively used as a plague pit — it was considered an ...
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Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

365 years ago the inhabitants of the bavarian village Oberammergau promised to play the passion of Christ every 10 years, if they remained exempted from the plague which raged at that time in Europe. The last Passion Play took place in the year 2000.
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Passion Play Theatre Oberammergau

Passion Play Theatre Oberammergau

The play of life and death of Jesus, promised in a moment of mortal threat by plague - the beginning of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. The Passion Play Theatre renewed in 2000.
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Mary Kings Close - The underground city of Edinburgh

Mary Kings Close - The underground city of Edinburgh

For years the hidden underground closes of Mary King's Close, in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland, have been shrouded in myths and mysteries. Tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die abounded.[1] However, new research and archaeological evidence has revealed that the close actually consists of a number of closes which were originally narro...
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Ole Romers Observatorium Tusculanum

Ole Romers Observatorium Tusculanum


Ole Christensen Rømer, 25 September 1644, Århus – 19 September 1710, Copenhagen) was a Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_R%C3%B8mer#The_Ole_R.C3.B8mer_Museum

Observatorium Tusculanum was an observatory Ole Rømer build in 1704 which he used until his death 1710.
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Kantubek, Renaissance Island, Uzbekistan

Kantubek, Renaissance Island, Uzbekistan

Located in the central Aral Sea (45°0′N 59°10′E), Vozrozhdeniya Island was one of the main laboratories and testing sites for the Soviet Union government’s Microbiological Warfare Group. In 1948, a top-secret Soviet bioweapons laboratory was established here. It was here, according to just released documents, that the anthrax spores and the plague bacilli were developed and stored. ...
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Old Quarantine Station - Sydney

Old Quarantine Station - Sydney

n 1832, Sydney opened Australia’s first quarantine station at North Head, just south of Manly. Ships carrying immigrants from all over the world were made to anchor in Spring Cove and inspected for diseases such as Smallpox, Spanish Influenza, Tuberculosis, Bubonic Plague and Cholera.
If anyone was found to be infected the entire ship was quarantined for a minimum of 30 days, at the cost...
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