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Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Thousands of well-dressed mummies below a monastery.
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Sorrento, Italy

Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)

An Italian crevasse filled with abandoned buildings gives visitors a look at the world without humans.
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Chapel of the Snows

The place of worship erected not once, but three times in one of the most desolate places on Earth.
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Discovery Hut

Wooden hut from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

McMurdo Station

Antarctica's bustling metropolis, originally established by Richard E. Byrd.
Antarctica

Shackleton's Antarctic Hut

Nimrod Polar Expedition base, and home to hundred-year-old frozen whisky.
Antarctica

Mt. Erebus

Fire meets ice at the southernmost volcano on Earth.
Georgetown, Guyana

1763 Monument

A monument to Cuffy, a rebellious enslaved person who became a national hero in Guyana.
Georgetown, Guyana

Demerara Harbour Bridge

The end appears to be nigh for the world's fourth-longest floating bridge.
Georgetown, Guyana

Statue of Queen Victoria

Though dynamited and defaced, the statue still stands outside the law courts in Georgetown, Guyana.
Georgetown, Guyana

St. George's Cathedral

Georgetown’s most impressive building is also one of the tallest wooden churches in the world.
Georgetown, Guyana

Stabroek Market

The largest market in Guyana, designed and built by the Edge Moor Iron Company of Delaware.
Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

The world's widest single drop waterfall, and the two men who legend says went over its edge in a boat.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Original Tomb of Tomás Guido

The humble tomb of an Argentine general, hand-built by his son using stones brought down from the Andes.
Ushuaia, Argentina

The Time Capsule of Ushuaia

This plaza at the end of the world teems with monumental tributes to a problematic history, and laser discs.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mafalda Monument

These small sculptures pay homage to the lovable star of an iconic Argentine comic strip.