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The columns looking out over the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
45.4330, 12.3388
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of the History of Science

An extraordinary collection of scientific instruments - and Einstein's chalkboard - inside the world's oldest purpose built museum building.
51.7543, -1.2558
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
51.7544, -1.2551
The Hardy Tree
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
51.5349, -0.1309
The Great Vine.
East Molesey, England

The Great Vine

The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.
51.4029, -0.3392
Chedworth Roman Villa, view from northeast.
Gloucestershire, England

Chedworth Roman Villa

Deep in the countryside lie the remains of one of the grandest Roman dwellings in Britain.
51.8201, -1.9245
A section of the Tophet.
Site archéologique de Carthage, Tunisia

Tophet at Carthage

An ancient burial ground believed to have been used for ritual sacrifice.
36.8413, 10.3229
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Thermae Maiores
Budapest, Hungary

Thermae Maiores

Legions of Roman soldiers bathed in this ancient spa complex under a Budapest transit station.
47.5412, 19.0413
Dolly at the National Museum of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
55.9475, -3.1898
The Flodden Wall at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
55.9484, -3.1838
One of the museum's dioramas of animals staged in their natural habitats.
Birchington-on-Sea, England

Powell-Cotton Dioramas

An English explorer's vast natural history collection has the first realistic dioramas of animals staged in their natural habitats.
51.3668, 1.3161
The wine cellars.
Waddesdon, England

Waddesdon Manor Wine Cellars

The luxurious English estate houses the world’s largest private collection of French Rothschild wines.
51.8423, -0.9375
Columns of the Temple of Augustus.
Barcelona, Spain

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
41.3835, 2.1773
The communal drying area on Glasgow Green.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Drying Green

The old tradition of drying laundry on poles in the public green is still guaranteed by Glasgow city law.
55.8487, -4.2351
Crapaud, the Jersey toad.
St Helier, Jersey

Le Crapaud

A statue erected in honor of the toadish nickname given to Jersey residents by the French.
49.1851, -2.1092
The "Snow Whites" at KU University, Leuven.
Leuven, Belgium

'Snow Whites' of Leuven

The Belgian library displays burned books that were salvaged from the fires of both world wars.
50.8780, 4.7074
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in Lucca.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
43.8453, 10.5061
The neo-Gothic house near the Mdina cathedral.
Mdina, Malta

Mdina's Neo-Gothic House

This unique building in the main square stands out among the city's typically Baroque architecture.
35.8865, 14.4033
Saint Mungo.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow City Center Mural Trail

A scattered trail of street art adds a pop of color to the city's stark structures.
55.8575, -4.2575
The street art of El Carmen, Valencia.
Valencia, Spain

El Carmen Street Art

Vibrant street art created with mixed media.
39.4745, -0.3710
The tiny house and garden.
València, Spain

Cat House

This house's itty bitty size means no humans allowed.
39.4797, -0.3795
The replica of the of Big Christopher statue.
Riga, Latvia

Big Christopher

The statue of a legendary giant who carried Christ and shouldered the world's sins.
56.9497, 24.0980
Chapel of the Holy Chalice at Valencia Cathedral in Valencia, Spain.
Valencia, Spain

Holy Chalice of Valencia

Of the many chalices in the running for the Holy Grail, this one in Valencia Cathedral sure looks the part.
39.4756, -0.3752