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Chillicothe, Ohio

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

The mounds at this site were reconstructed with the help of archaeologists and historians.
Alna, Maine

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

Preserving the memory of the narrow railroads that once crisscrossed the state of Maine.
Rome, Italy

Passticeria il Boccione

In Rome’s Jewish ghetto, a 200-year-old bakery still makes the neighborhood’s historic sweets.
Larisa, Greece

First Ancient Theatre of Larissa

Dedicated to the god Dionysus, this theatre was used for both musical and theatrical performances.
Naples, Italy

Fontana del Gigante

This monumental fountain has moved around the city multiple times.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

This church on a Tohono O'Odham reservation has stood since 1797.
Gravina in Puglia, Italy

Ponte Acquedotto

An impressive bridge over a ravine also served as an aqueduct.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Fruitlands Museum

Utopia and nostalgia mingle at the site of Bronson Alcott's ill-fated agrarian commune.
Naples, Italy

San Gennaro Mural

San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, greets pedestrians between these narrow city streets.
Naples, Italy

Via dei Presepi

Every day is like Christmas on this street where the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene comes to life.
Brindisi, Italy

Roman Columns of Brindisi

It's believed that these columns marked the end of the Via Appia.
Athens, Greece

Temple of Artemis Agrotera

The only ancient site that remains on the south bank of the sacred Ilissos river.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

'Newspaper Reader'

This iconic Lancaster everyman has been reading the same story since 1980.
Union, Illinois

Illinois Railway Museum

At the largest railway museum in the United States, you can see everything from an early steam engine to a functioning Thomas the Train Engine.
Clinton, Massachusetts

Wachusett Dam and Reservoir

Once the largest gravity dam in the world.
Palermo, Italy

'Trionfo della Morte'

This uncanny fresco celebrating the "triumph of death" was split into four pieces to be moved to another museum.
Palermo, Italy

Vigili del Fuoco

A study of Fascist era Art Deco design in Italy.
Erice, Italy

Phoenician Walls of Erice

Tourists to the mountaintop Sicilian town often overlook its ancient fortifications.
Turin, Italy

Egyptian Museum of Turin

One of the oldest and most significant collections of Ancient Egyptian archeology outside of Egypt.
Tarquinia, Italy

Etruscan Necropolises of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Wandering this ancient burial place offers a glimpse of the afterlife in the fresco-adorned tombs of an ancient Etruscan civilization.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.
Ludlow, Vermont

Okemo Fire Tower

A 60-foot-tall tower provides unparalleled views of the southern Green Mountains.
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.