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London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

The Ghost of a Flea

William Blake claimed to have painted this gothic masterpiece after encountering this nightmarish being in a vision.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Folly Farm

Go back 50 years with a turn on one of the park's carefully restored vintage fairground rides.
Hathersage, England

Little John's Grave

A headstone notes where the most famous of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men is reportedly buried.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
Liverpool, England

Liverpool Central Library Entrance Riddle

The red letters in the literary pavement leading to the library form a mysterious code.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

The Aurochs Skull

The gigantic skull of a long-extinct species that once roamed the forests of England and Ireland.
London, England

The Four Mother Goddesses

One of the figures in this Celtic sculpture continues to puzzle archaeologists.
London, England

Walbrook Skulls

It's a mystery why these remains were found with no traces of their bodies in sight.
London, England

'Titania and Bottom'

This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.
Sheffield, England

The Steelworker Mural

This magnificent mural was created with over 30,000 colored bricks.
London, England

Torso in Metal from Rock Drill

This haunting sculpture was created as a statement on the mechanized warfare of the First World War.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
London, England

Dick Whittington’s Cat

A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
Sheffield, England

Bessemer Converter at Kelham Island Industrial Museum

One of the last remnants of the Bessemer process that revolutionized steel production during the industrial age.
Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
Gloucestershire, England

Chedworth Roman Villa

Deep in the countryside lie the remains of one of the grandest Roman dwellings in Britain.