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Magdalen Chapel's pre-Reformation stained glass.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
55.9480, -3.1925
Lynchburg, Virginia

The Pest House Medical Museum

A "hospital" where people went to be quarantined, die and be buried in the yard.
37.4095, -79.1513
Hearse
Lynchburg, Virginia

Museums at Old City Cemetery

A quintet of history museums make this Virginia graveyard as much a resting place for funereal history as it is for people.
37.4147, -79.1560
Cosmosphere.
Hutchinson, Kansas

Cosmosphere

The world’s largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian aircraft got its start in a poultry building.
38.0656, -97.9220
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.
Beijing, China

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

The embalmed remains of the communist leader lie within a custom crystal coffin.
39.9025, 116.3978
The song of a sacred bird echoes up the stairs if you clap your hands.
Tinum, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
20.6816, -88.5677
Entering the bustling lobby of Correo Mayor
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
19.4362, -99.1373
The beautiful Art Nouveau Galleria Sciarra.
Rome, Italy

Galleria Sciarra

This hidden Art Nouveau courtyard is an opulent feast for the eyes.
41.8998, 12.4821
The dagger.
Florence, Italy

Dante's Dagger

A medieval weapon rumored to have been used by the brilliant poet himself.
43.7711, 11.2571
The RTV-31.
Peterborough, England

RTV 31 Tracked Hovercraft

A clumsy-looking flying locomotive rusts within sight of a busy rail station.
52.5680, -0.2473
Dante's Church.
Florence, Italy

Santa Margherita de' Cerchi

Some say this medieval church is where the poet Dante married his wife and also met the love of his life.
43.7713, 11.2572
Curtain closed.
Taos, New Mexico

D.H. Lawrence Forbidden Art

Reproductions of nine oil paintings banned from England in 1929 coyly hidden behind a curtain in a New Mexico conference room.
36.4069, -105.5746
Aliens welcome visitors to the jerky mothership
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
35.2687, -116.0706
Former Post Office.
San Bernardino County, California

Kelso Ghost Town

The abandoned train depot now doubles as a well-placed rest stop for those who take the road less traveled.
35.0122, -115.6532
Screenshot of the wilderness surrounding Buffalo Lake, which is located within the "Zone of Death."
Island Park, Idaho

Yellowstone's Zone of Death

A legal loophole makes it possible to get away with murder within this 50-square-mile section of Yellowstone.
44.3290, -111.0761
The Pioneer Memorial Museum
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Pioneer Memorial Museum

This museum remembers the tough Mormon trek across America through bizarre artifacts.
40.7766, -111.8911
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
51.5087, -0.0762
Looking ahead on the slide.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
40.4318, 116.5704
The obelisk as seen on August 26, 2016
Columbia, South Carolina

Ra Obelisk

An old train trestle re-imagined as an Egyptian obelisk.
33.9849, -81.0314
The entire ceiling
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
41.8990, 12.4798
Inside the Golden House.
Rome, Italy

Domus Aurea

The insane pleasure dome of ancient Rome's lunatic emperor still holds the undiscovered secrets of his mad imagination.
41.8905, 12.4948
Saint Victoria's Incorruptible Body.
Rome, Italy

Saint Victoria's Incorruptible Body

The martyr's wax-enhanced skeletal remains lie preserved in a glass case in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
41.9047, 12.4944
Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon.
London, England

Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon

A sculpture outside London's oldest cathedral honors the Mohegan chief who died while petitioning the king.
51.5061, -0.0896