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Budapest, Hungary

Gyermekvasút

This quaint Hungarian railway system is operated exclusively by children between the ages of 10 and 14.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

The mummified right fist of a 1,000-year-old saint-king sits inside an ornate golden reliquary.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Budapest, Hungary

Panoptikum Budapest

A series of caves under Castle Hill that once held the prisoner Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula.
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo’s Garbage City

Slum Settlement Filled With Mountains of Garbage.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Aswan, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The largest known Ancient Egyptian obelisk.
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's City of the Dead

In Egypt's expanding metro area, many of the neighbors are dead.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Al Farafrah, Egypt

White Desert

An alien landscape of chalk-rock in the Egyptian desert.
Cairo, Egypt

Monastery of Saint Simon

The massive cave church of Cairo's Zabbaleen community is one of the largest Christian churches in the Middle East.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Alexandria, Egypt

The Lost City of Heracleion

An ancient city exhumed from the depths of the ocean.
Windhoek, Namibia

National Museum of Namibia

Held in a fort that once stood for colonization of the area, this museum now tells the history of its indigenous people.
Windhoek, Namibia

The Gibeon Meteorites

A public display of prehistoric space rocks is named for the Namibian village where they were found.
Kunene Region, Namibia

Twyfelfontein

Ancient artists in the middle of nowhere.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
Namibia

Hoba Meteorite

The largest known meteorite on Earth was too big to move.