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Monday, 8 October 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012
Though most museums may be devoted to showcasing human triumph, another breed of exhibit charts the horrible, the inhumane and the sorrowful. These museums are both disconcerting and, thanks to the ineffable draw of the horrific, extremely popular.

The museums that make our list of the world's most disturbing museums were built to explore dark subjects, but that isn't necessarily what sets them apart. What makes these places singularly haunting is their lack of context they provide and the brutish frankness of their exhibits.
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