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Magic Sphere of Helios.
Athens, Greece

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
37.9685, 23.7285
Lionhead carved on a pendant in the Rosslyn Chapel
Roslin, Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel

A church that bred legends, and served as an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code.
55.8561, -3.1591
La Conciergerie
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice.
48.8555, 2.3459
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
52.5212, 13.3969
The Boutzi fortress in Greece.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

This 15th-century island fortress later served as home to the executioners no one wanted to live near.
37.5696, 22.7906
Pittaki Street.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
37.9771, 23.7248
The south face of Ben Nevis
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
56.7969, -5.0036
The view from the stone.
Highland, Scotland

The Geographic Center of Scotland

A cross marks the spot in a small Scottish village that claims to be the exact center of the country.
57.0210, -4.1770
The remains of houses with the church and, on the left, the replica Pictish stone.
Orkney, Scotland

Brough of Birsay

This tiny island featuring 9th century viking ruins is only accessible at low tide.
59.1358, -3.3361
Ring of Brodgar
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
59.0020, -3.2287
A map drawn in 1812 depicts the network of tunnels and caves forming the mythical labyrinth.
Greece

Labyrinthos Caves

Cretean quarry suggests real-life site for ancient Greek myth of the man-eating Minotaur in his labyrinth.
35.0490, 25.0229
Mycenae
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
37.7309, 22.7561
Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Old-fashioned knowledge and modern engineering create the world's only rotating boatlift.
56.0003, -3.8417
Cuween Hill Cairn
Orkney, Scotland

Cuween Hill Cairn

Enter the world under the hill at this ancient UK burial chamber.
58.9971, -3.1078
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
The Interior
Athens, Greece

Little Metropolis Church

This gem is often wrongly overshadowed by the larger, newer Metropolis church in Athens.
37.9751, 23.7300
Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
51.5424, -0.1477
Heraklion, Greece

Phaistos Disc

This famous archeological mystery may be an ancient example of movable type.
35.3418, 25.1372
Archeological site of Akrotiri
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
36.3514, 25.4036
The ruins of Knossos.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
35.2980, 25.1630
The statue to Phil Lynott, outside of Bruxelles pub
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
53.3413, -6.2607
Nabokov is so jealous right now
Volos, Greece

Entomological Museum of Volos

This little-known, 35,000 specimen-strong collection in Greece is a lepidopterist's dream.
39.3742, 22.9462
The haunted-house-like entrance.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
51.5070, -0.0919