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Rsovci, Serbia

Bald Jesus Fresco

This fresco inside a Serbian cave church has been a source of disagreement.
Pernik, Bulgaria

Underground Mining Museum

One of the largest mines in Bulgaria is now home to a vast museum more than 100 feet underground.
Monduli, Tanzania

Engaruka Ruins

The culture that built these Tanzanian ruins displayed advanced knowledge of irrigation technology before mysteriously disappearing.
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Shifting Sand Dunes

These strange piles of magnetized volcanic ash travel across the desert about 50 feet per year.
Bankhead, Alberta

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.
Fregona, Italy

Caglieron Caves

These caves are home to a small church and were used to age cheese.
Seaview, England

No Man's Land

This foolish Victorian sea fort was converted to a deluxe hotel.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

General Sickles's Wound Marker

This monument marks the beginning journey of a wounded soldier's leg that ended up almost two states away.
Shetland Islands, Scotland

Broch of Mousa

A remarkably well preserved tower dating all the way back to the Iron Age.
Norwich, England

Norwich Keyboard

This imprint of an old computer keyboard has a very unique backstory.
Barnsley, England

Monk Bretton Priory

These medieval monastery ruins are surprisingly overlooked by most tourists.
Cottanello, Italy

Eremo di San Cataldo (Hermitage of Saint Cataldus)

When occupying Nazi troops detonated a mine below, medieval frescoes were revealed in this small cliff-side hermitage.
Antarctica

Esperanza Base

The birthplace of the very first human resident born in Antarctica.
Golubac, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Oswestry, England

Oswald's Well

When King Oswald was killed in battle, an eagle dropped his arm here creating a new spring.
Saint Davids, Wales

St. Non’s Chapel and Well

The remains of a small medieval chapel mark the legendary birthplace of the patron saint of Wales.
Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Pater Noster

Dozens of elegant ceramic tiles decorate these ancient walls, each displaying the Lord's Prayer in a different language.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kells Priory

These imposing walls and towers look more like the ruins of a fortress than a monastery.
Qom, Iran

Fatemeh Maasoume Shrine

One of the holiest Shi'i shrines in Iran honors the life and death of a learned noblewoman who became a saint.
Andros I, Bahamas

Subsurface Bahamian Caves

Inhospitable caverns just beneath this island paradise offer insights into alien worlds.
Uozu-shi, Japan

Buried Forest Museum

Roots and stumps that lay inundated for two millennia are on display in Japan's city of three mysteries.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire

The remains of a failed attempt at medieval nerdery are hidden deep in the woods of Virginia.
Hermosa, South Dakota

Spokane Ghost Town

Despite repeated attempts to make it work, this former mining town is now nothing but dust and memories.
Caliente, Nevada

Delamar Ghost Town

The eerie ruins of an isolated abandoned town nicknamed "the Widowmaker" for its deadly gold mine.