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Herat, Afghanistan

Herat National Museum

Despite a history of destruction, this former citadel survives to document Afghanistan's oft overlooked history.
Herat, Afghanistan

Jihad Museum

Museum dedicated to overthrowing the Soviets, complete with diorama of Soviets being beaten to death with shovels.
Chilās, Pakistan

Thalpan Petroglyphs

Thousands of ancient rock carvings are scattered just off the highway.
Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Blue Mosque

This magnificent blue mosque in Afghanistan is surrounded by thousands of white doves.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Liaqat Bagh

An otherwise ordinary park with a dark past.
Pambala, Pakistan

Bhamala Stupa

A 2nd-century stupa home to one of the world's oldest statues of the Buddha.
Wah, Pakistan

Ancient City of Taxila

A mere stone's throw from Islamabad exists a spectacular display of three millennia of humanity's progress.
Takht Bhai, Pakistan

Takht-i-Bahi

One of the last surviving ancient Buddhist sites in the region, it escaped the brunt of several Hun invasions thanks to its remote location.
Bamyan, Afghanistan

Site of the Bamiyan Buddhas

Once an impressive link to Afghanistan’s Buddhist past, now a sad reminder of intolerance towards other cultures.
Bagram, Afghanistan

Site of Alexandria on the Caucasus

The West's first incursion into the Afghan world lies buried beneath a military base.
Kabul, Afghanistan

Darul Aman Palace

What was once supposed to be the symbol of a shining Afghan future is now a bombed-out ruin.
Kabul, Afghanistan

Tajbeg Palace

The abandoned palace stands as a wounded but proud beacon of Afghan hope.
Karachi, Pakistan

Mazar-e-Quaid

This commanding mausoleum holds the remains of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Karachi, Pakistan

Chaukhandi Tombs

Reputedly haunted sandstone necropolis with exquisite stone carvings.
Thatta, Pakistan

Makli Hill

One of the largest necropolises in the world is home to a stunning array of historic Middle Eastern tombs.
Lahore, Pakistan

Tomb of Ali Mardan Khan

This grand Pakistani mausoleum can only be accessed via an almost 1,000 foot long alleyway.
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore Fort Elephant Path

These stairs were built to accommodate royals mounted on elephants.
Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque

17th century mosque used for war more than worship.
New York, New York

The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The oldest house in Manhattan is now a museum that remembers the home's sordid history of scandals, vice-presidents, and ghosts.
New York, New York

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

You must take the A train... to the last active cemetery in Manhattan.
New York, New York

The Last Remnants of the Polo Grounds

A crumbling staircase in upper Manhattan is all that remains of one of the most important sites in sports history.
New York, New York

New York Cancer Hospital

This castle-like building in Manhattan helped destigmatize cancer in the 19th century.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.