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Maymand
Meymand, Iran

Maymand

This 12,000 year old Iranian cave village has been continuously inhabited for over 3,000 years.
30.2294, 55.3756
Tomb of Cyrus
Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
30.1939, 53.1662
Shah Cheragh
Shiraz, Iran

Shah Cheragh

Mirrors and glass shards cover every inch of this arrestingly beautiful mosque.
29.6093, 52.5435
Shiraz, Iran

Eram Garden

Named after a legendary garden called Eram in southern Arabia, built by order of Shaddad, an Arab king who wanted to compete with Paradise.
29.6354, 52.5256
The ruins of Persepolis
Fars Province, Iran

The Ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
29.9349, 52.8902
More Victorian graffiti
Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
29.9355, 52.8916
The Tower of Silence in Yazd
Yazd, Iran

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Putrefaction plateaus in Iran, where the dead were sent for decontamination before going to their final resting place.
31.8220, 54.3569
(Flickr/Picolo121)
Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

17th century mosque for Shah Abbas' harem.
32.6514, 51.6792
Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
38.0439, -122.7907
Rio Celeste
Costa Rica

Río Celeste

This neon blue river gets its color from a unique mix of bacteria and volcano minerals.
10.7027, -84.9932
Mycenae
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
37.7309, 22.7561
Size perspective
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
(Flickr/Olivier Nade)
Bugarach, France

Bugarach

Small French town or alien garage?
42.8753, 2.3503
Rennes-le-Château, France

Rennes-Le-Château

French commune at the heart of conspiracies.
42.9270, 2.2642
La Cité, Carcassonne
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
43.2066, 2.3662
A closer look at the balconies of Blok P.
Nuuk, Greenland

Blok P

1% of Greenland's entire population used to live in this single building, which is now slated for demolition.
64.1754, -51.7327
Vinnytsia, Ukraine

TV Tower Vinnytsia

Transmission tower outfitted with large crossbars that dampen wind-induced oscillations.
49.2417, 28.4237
Towers of Svaneti
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today.
42.9178, 43.0157
North Cape (a/k/a Nordkapp), Land of the Norwegian midnight sun
Nordkapp, Norway

North Cape, Norway

At the very tippity-top of Europe is a cliff from which you can view the midnight sun.
71.1849, 25.6759
Dresden, Germany

Schwebebahn Dresden

A unique hanging cable-car navigates through Dresden, the oldest suspension railway in the world.
51.0540, 13.8181
Panometer in Dresden
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Panometer

An exquisite panometer representing Dresden as it was from 1695 to 1760.
51.0252, 13.7893
The world's most expensive playset.
Dresden, Germany

Green Vault

The largest treasure hoard in Europe is contained in a castle that was bombed out during World War II.
51.0519, 13.7360
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
38.5641, -110.7048