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Thessaloniki, Greece

Pasha Gardens

A little-known park with unusual, half-ruined structures and a mystical energy.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Dandarah, Egypt

Dendera Light

Ancient Egyptian relief, claimed to depict an electrical light.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Athens, Greece

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
Athens, Greece

Gestapo Interrogation Memorial

The site where hundreds of Greeks were tortured by the Nazi secret police is now a cosmetics store.
Athens, Greece

Fallen Aviators Monument

This striking sculpture of Icarus honors Greece's fallen flyers.
Athens, Greece

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

The only surviving choragic monument is a trophy awarded in 334 BC for the winning dramatic chorus.
Athens, Greece

Wax Museum of Andreas Syggros

A grotesque collection of wax limbs depicting the symptoms of venereal disease.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small Byzantine-era church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Athens, Greece

Little Metropolis Church

This gem is often wrongly overshadowed by the larger, newer Metropolis church in Athens.
Athens, Greece

The Athens Polytechnic Monument

A crushed gate and giant bronze head serve as a reminder of Greece's fight for freedom.
Athens, Greece

Old Madrasa of Athens

The ruined doorway is a portal to the building's turbulent and torturous past.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Athens, Greece

Roman Tomb in Zara

The ruins of an ancient Roman tomb hidden in the basement of a trendy clothing store.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Hadrian's Reservoir

This ancient hydrological marvel is now the base of a modern outdoor cinema.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Konitsa, Greece

Konitsa Bridge

One of the largest single-span stone-arch bridges in the Balkans looks like something straight out of a fairytale.