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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo’s Garbage City

Slum Settlement Filled With Mountains of Garbage.
Qesm Al Wahat Ad Dakhlah, Egypt

Muzawaka Tombs

The forgotten mummies of Dakhla oasis.
Luxor, Egypt

Malkata Palace

The city-sized home palace of one of ancient Egypt's most powerful rulers gives us a rare look into the lives of the epoch's rulers.
Cairo, Egypt

The Cairo Genizah

Hundreds of thousands of ancient documents offer a unique glimpse into Jewish life in Cairo.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
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.
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's City of the Dead

In Egypt's expanding metro area, many of the neighbors are dead.
Qesm Al Wahat Ad Dakhlah, Egypt

Great Sand Sea Glass of the Libyan Desert

Even King Tut was intrigued by the glass of the Great Sand Sea.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Al Lahoun, Egypt

The Pyramid of Senusret II

It might not be the prettiest pyramid in Egypt, but it may be the muddiest.
Ibsheway, Egypt

Wadi al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales)

Egyptian treasure trove of fossils documenting the whale's transition from land mammal to sea creature.
Ajdabiya, Libya

Atiq Mosque

Early Islamic mosque with several strange conical domes.
Al Farafrah, Egypt

White Desert

An alien landscape of chalk-rock in the Egyptian desert.
Qesm Siwah, Egypt

Siwa Oasis

Source for a sizable portion of Egypt's freshwater supply is more than an optical illusion.
New Delhi, India

India Gate Canopy

The mysterious empty cupola behind the monumental arch points to an ancient prophecy of Delhi.
New Delhi, India

Hijron ka Khanqah

This hidden Sufi cemetery is a spiritual monument for India's third gender community.
Pushkar, India

Pushkar Brahma Temple

There are millions of temples in India, but only one prominent temple dedicated to the Hindu creator god.
Balaghat, India

Barasingha of Kanha National Park

This reserve is the only place in the world where you can see the Barasingha swamp deer in the wild.
Mumbai, India

Banganga Tank

Tucked in Mumbai’s wealthiest neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest and most sacred sites: a temple complex believed to house the waters of the Ganges.
Jodhpur, India

Rajaram Meghwal Burial Place

Legend has it a commoner volunteered to be buried alive in the foundation so that the great fortress could be built.
Mumbai, India

Kwan Kung Temple

The only Chinese temple in Mumbai.
Kolkata, India

Mud Statues of Kumortuli

The potters' quarter is packed with artists sculpting clay gods with mud from the sacred Ganges river.
Nannambra, India

Village of Twins

A village in India with a mysteriously high number of twins.