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8 Ways to Explore the Past Through Native American Petroglyphs
Newspaper Rock.
Ring Mountain Petroglyphs & Petroglyph Rock
Some of North America's oldest known petroglyphs.
Dragonfly Trail Petroglyphs
The path along the Tom Moody Trail that leads to the waterfall at Picture Canyon.

8 Ways to Explore the Past Through Native American Petroglyphs

The artwork can only be described as timeless.


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Taste History at These 6 Fast-Food Firsts
Unofficial McDonald's Museum
The first Pizza Hut is really more of a house.
The main entrance.

Taste History at These 6 Fast-Food Firsts

The original locations of the largest restaurant chains on Earth have been preserved as museums and monuments.


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9 Curious and Quirky English Church Finds
St Mary’s Church with bed bug weather vane on the upper left pole
Cobweb painting, Chester Cathedral
The 15th C. north door with scorch marks, some say left by the Devil's hand, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh.
The tomb of "Maid Marian" Matilda Fitzwalter.
St. Catherine’s Oratory and coastal view.
Tattingstone Wonder.

9 Curious and Quirky English Church Finds

Exploring the countryside with one of our top contributors.


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11 Heavenly Restaurants Hidden Inside Houses of Worship
Golden Temple
Buffet

11 Heavenly Restaurants Hidden Inside Houses of Worship

Temple-made vegetarian delights, church-canteen pierogi, and more.


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9 Places That Might Help You Find a Little Calm
Bamboo Playhouse.
The courtyard.
Taconic Mountain Ramble Zen Gardens
Labryinth
The main altar in the cave.

9 Places That Might Help You Find a Little Calm

Desperate times call for deep breaths.


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6 Places to Get to Know the Real Saint Nick
Basilica of Agios Nikolaos
Cappella di San Giovanni
Details of the Roman columns on the side of the church.
Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Basilica San Nicola

6 Places to Get to Know the Real Saint Nick

Before he was courted by children, he defended the poor and the falsely accused.


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