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Iceland

Drangurinn Rock

Icelandic folklore says this giant boulder was ripped from the mountains and placed at its current location, where it became home to elves.
Iceland

U.S. Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Iceland

Laufskálavarða

Cairns built to bring travelers good luck stretch across the land like miniature stone mountains.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Beirut, Lebanon

The Egg

This modernist cinema has survived war and reconstruction to become a symbol of Lebanon’s revolutionary spirit.
Beirut, Lebanon

The Grudge (Al Ba’sa)

Beirut's thinnest building was the result of feuding brothers.
Fethiye, Turkey

Tlos

One of the most exquisite Lycian hilltop citadels in Turkey.
Rome, Italy

Pons Aemilius

The only remaining arch of the oldest stone bridge in Rome stands in the middle of the Tiber.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Eilon, Israel

Monfort Fortress

A secluded fortress from the days of the Crusades that offers breathtaking views.
Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland

Droagh Motte

Hidden in Carnfunnock Country Park is a lasting testament to the Normans who once settled in the region.
Faith, Turkey

Istanbul 2461

Quite possibly the oldest love poem known to humankind.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Istanbul, Turkey

Golden Horn Chain

A section of the long chain that blocked enemy ships from entering Constantinople.
Istanbul, Turkey

The Spoonmaker's Diamond

No one is sure if the world's fourth-largest diamond had been found in a rubbish heap or was pawned by Napoleon's mom.
Turkey

Vlora Hanı

An Art Nouveau gem hides beneath the layers of city grime obscuring this once-magnificent building.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Nabi Samwil, Israel

Prophet Samuel's Tomb

This ancient tomb in the West Bank is a holy site for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike.
Israel

Avshalom Cave

This amazing ancient cave was kept secret for seven years to protect it from the public.
Laqiya, Israel

Negev Desert Embroidery and Weaving

Traditional Bedouin crafting has become an official tourist site and successful industry for its female craftspeople.
Salihli, Turkey

Sardis

These ruins once made up the capital of Lydia, which minted the oldest coins in the world.
Turkey

Yanartaş

Flames have been burning within this mountain for more than 2,500 years.
Serik, Turkey

Aspendos Theater

The best-preserved ancient theater in the world.