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Mantua, Italy

Sala dei Giganti (Chamber of the Giants)

A room filled with frescos that make it seem like the walls are crumbling down while giants die in despair.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Abu Sahiy

The heartbeat of modern Uzbekistan’s thriving market culture.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Berikaoba Sculpture Group

A lively circle of dancers in the Georgian capital commemorates an ancient rite of spring.
Mantua, Italy

Basilica di Sant'Andrea

It took more than 300 years to build this church, which is home to two sacred vessels believed to hold the blood of Christ.
Tabriz, Iran

Painted Mountains of Tabriz

Colorful mineral deposits turn these mountains into an Impressionist fantasy.
Linnaka, Estonia

Karja Church

Inside this medieval church resides a unique set of murals.
Riga, Latvia

Statue of Prince Mikhail Andreas Barclay de Tolly

The former Field Marshall and Minister of War to the Russian Imperial Army.
Rome, Italy

'Res Gestae Divi Augusti' ('The Deeds of the Divine Augustus')

A large replica of a monumental Roman inscription is located on the side of this museum.
Jelgava, Latvia

Jelgava Palace

This ducal residence was once home to a future Russian empress and a French king in exile.
Rome, Italy

Basilica of San Giorgio in Velabro

This medieval church in Rome was almost destroyed following a terrorist attack in 1993.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Napoli, Italy

Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore

The sacristy of this church contains remains and relics of members of the Aragonese royal family.
Assisi, Italy

Temple of Minerva

What appears to be an ancient Roman temple is actually a Catholic church.
Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Augustus

This large, circular tomb is the final resting place of the first emperor of Rome.
Rome, Italy

Casa dei Crescenzi

A rare example of a medieval house in Rome adorned with a melancholic inscription.
Rome, Italy

San Nicola in Carcere

This small church was constructed over the ruins of three temples dating to the Roman Republic.
Rome, Italy

Il Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian)

The remains of this 2nd-century Roman temple are incorporated into a modern building.
Lund, Sweden

Lund Observatory Clock

This antique clock once gave the most accurate time in the area.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Hercules Victor

This curious, round temple is the oldest still-standing marble building in Rome.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Janus

The one-of-a-kind Roman arch is not actually dedicated to the god Janus.
Yerevan, Armenia

Spider Statue

Destruction from Armenia's 1988 earthquake inspired an artist's sculptures of scrap metal.
Meknès, Morocco

Prison de Kara

Designed as a labyrinth, this subterranean prison was crafted without bars or doors.