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Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.<p>Johann Konrad Dippel was rumored to create …

11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

A world tour of the gateways of Hell.<p>Hades. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every …

Ancient History

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Pitié-Salpêtrière was the dumping grounds for women who received the dreaded diagnosis of "hysterical."<p>At first it was the fate of the female beggars …

The Bog Bodies

<i>31 Days of Halloween: On Atlas Obscura this month, we’re celebrating Halloween each day with woeful, wondrous, and wickedly macabre tales all linked</i> …

Ghost Islands: Eight of the Eeriest Abandoned Places on the Seas

In terms of abandonment, ghost towns get all the love — these gaping remains of human activity departed are both unnerving and often beautiful. But …

Abandoned Buildings

Beijing blames Hong Kong protests on United States: Why dictatorships blame uprisings on foreign conspiracies.

LONDON—More than 50,000 people have filled the streets of Hong Kong in the past few days, and at times the number has climbed higher. The photographs …

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Is In Ruins — Here's How It Got There

Assad, in contrast, shielded diplomatically by Russia and with military and financial support from Iran and its Shi'ite allies in Lebanon's Hezbollah, warned that the fires of Syria's sectarian war would burn its neighbors.<p>For Turkey, despite the confidence of Tayyip Erdogan, elected this summer to …

All Hallow's Read: Slate staffers pick their favorite scary books.

<i>Two years ago, in honor of the recently-hatched holiday All Hallows Read, we asked Slate staffers to recommend the scariest books they knew. With</i> …

An Illustrated History of Dinosaur Parks

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>The world's first dinosaur …