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Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
Stained glass panels from the rear of the nave in Christ Church, Anglican in Jerusalem's Old City. Note the emphasis on Jewish symbolism and imagery. (ian-w-scott/Flickr)
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, designed to resemble a synagogue.
31.8659, 35.2179
Jerusalem, Israel

Meah Shearim

Neighborhood in Jerusalem is home to the ultra-orthodox haredim.
31.7869, 35.2222
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
31.7784, 35.2298
The wall of the Makhtesh.
Ramat Negev Regional Council, Israel

Makhtesh Ramon

A massive, heart-shaped, wind-carved crater in the middle of the Israeli desert.
30.5953, 34.8368
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Khan Saharonim

One of the few guarded stops along the great spice route.
30.6187, 34.7907
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
Exeter Underground Passages
Exeter, England

Exeter's Underground Passages

These medieval tunnels provided water to the city above through centuries of civil war and plague.
50.7247, -3.5259
Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Island

Haven for Cape Fur Seals, until the Ring of Death of jumping Great White Sharks arrives.
-34.1381, 18.5827
Battersea Power Staion
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
51.4817, -0.1446
The Big Hole. (Richard Jones/Atlas Obscura)
Kimberley, South Africa

Big Hole and Open Mine Museum

Mined to a depth of 240 meters with a perimeter of about 1.6 km, the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
-28.7392, 24.7585
Sterkfontein Caves
West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
-26.0167, 27.7336
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
51.7587, -1.2555
The view from the Top of Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Top of Africa

One of the tallest buildings in Africa provides a great view of Johannesburg's unique geography.
-26.2056, 28.0467
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.
51.5118, -0.1726
Lion of Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen soldiers of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
47.0585, 8.3109
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538