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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.
Essex, England

The Bronze Relief of Edward Bright

Known as the "The Fat Man of Maldon," Bright was a larger-than-life figure.
Australia

Ball's Pyramid

This barren sea spire is home to the world's rarest insect and is part of the lost continent of Zealandia.
Buford, Wyoming

Tree in the Rock

Miraculous tree that seems to sprout out of solid rock.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain

The eroded core of an ancient volcano is now accessible by a short hike.
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Mount Rogers

The highest point in Virginia can only be reached by passing through ponies and flowers.