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39 Places That Will Warp Your Perspective of Time

Some of these spots have been around for thousands of years, while others will exist for millennia to come.

Most humans are comfortable thinking in terms of decades or centuries, while timespans beyond that grow fuzzy and abstract. But the San Francisco-based Long Now Foundation encourages people to think about a “longer now.” Styling its dates as “02017,” the project prompts us to consider the next 10,000 years as opposed to just the next 100.

In that spirit, here are 39 places that do not adhere to our mortal confines of time. They include ancient structures that have been around for thousands of years, clocks that will tick for millennia, and trees that have borne witness to most of human history—to them, your entire life is but a blip on a very, very long timeline.


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