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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea, a series of grand palatial tombs.
39.6631, 66.9878
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

A 19th-century picture show in 3-D.
52.2289, 21.0085
Wrocław, Poland

Racławice Panorama

19th century panorama lets you relive a Polish uprising via 120 year old Panorama painting.
51.1099, 17.0442
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
41.0084, 28.9779
The Kalyan Minaret
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
39.7757, 64.4150
A rusted fleet sits crumbling in the sunbaked desert
Muynak District, Uzbekistan

Moynaq

Once a bustling fishing port, this semi-ghost town is now more than 150km away from the shore.
43.7686, 59.0229
Arch of Neutrality.
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Arch of Neutrality

A dictator's gold statue once rotated to face the sun on a 75-meter high marble tower.
37.8821, 58.3333
The dome and its attached tower (Flickr/Fraser Lewry)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Independence Monument of Turkmenistan

Sumptous memorial to a controversial independence.
37.8811, 58.3823
Beruni, Uzbekistan

Elliq-Qala

"50 Fortresses" have been unearthed in the ancient oasis of Khwarezm.
41.6881, 60.7433
Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell

Fiery crater that has been burning since 1971.
40.2522, 58.4397
Pirates Cemetery Ile Ste-Marie Madagascar
Analanjirofo, Madagascar

The Pirate Cemetery

This picturesque island graveyard is the final resting place of dozens of notorious pirates.
-16.8944, 49.9059