Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

10 Italian Sites Shrouded in Mystery and Legend
Ponte di Cecco
Tarpeian Rock

10 Italian Sites Shrouded in Mystery and Legend

The places that inspire one of our top contributors to want to learn more.


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6 Old Latrines Worth a Visit, Even If You Can't Use Them
Latrines.
The public toilets could get quite crowded.
The abbey ruins.
The stone latrines in the baths at Dougga.
The reredorter.
The Bathhouse's suburban surroundings.

6 Old Latrines Worth a Visit, Even If You Can't Use Them

March your tuchus to these historic bathrooms to see how people used to take care of business.


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These 23 Trees Have Seen Some Things
You must climb a ladder to place your letter in the Bridegroom's Oak.
The tree.
The Sobreiro Monumental (Monumental Cork Oak)
Octopus Tree of Oregon
The trees were groomed over the years to be remarkably straight and tall.

These 23 Trees Have Seen Some Things

Mighty oaks, stalwart spruce, and lush ceiba have been silent witnesses to—and sometimes participants in—treaties, burials, and wild parties.


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15 On-Campus Oddities and Treasures
The stone sitting outside the 1100 North University Ave. Building
Sideways' grave at Georgia Tech.
Interior shot of the archway.
The Smoking Fence
Tree 75 at Syracuse University.
Harvard Plaque on the History of the Smoot.

15 On-Campus Oddities and Treasures

There's a lot to learn beyond the classroom, if you know where to look.


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5 Unusual Tributes to 'The Last Supper'

5 Unusual Tributes to 'The Last Supper'

From guinea pigs to ghostly sculptures, there's an array of sites honoring Christ's final meal with his disciples.


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The Ultimate Guide to America's National Parks
General Sherman
The "Wall Street" section of Zion Narrows in Zion National Park
Checkerboard Mesa
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park

The Ultimate Guide to America's National Parks

Big or small, urban or remote, the parks are full of nature, history, and surprises.


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