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Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek Trilithon

The largest hewn stone in history.
Safita, Syria

Krak des Chevaliers

Ruins of the Crusaders' headquarters.
Masyaf, Syria

Musyaf Castle

The Syrian headquarters of alleged hashish-smoking assassins.
Syria

Church of Saint Simeon the Stylite

What is left of the pillar of Saint Simeon, the voluntary martyr who climbed the column to give his sermons, remaining perched there for thirty-seven years.
Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra

Mysterious lost empire of the Silk Road.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

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

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Höganäs, Sweden

Nimis in Ladonia

Micro-nation based around a nine-story high illegally built tower.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Lund, Sweden

The Nose Academy

One hundred plaster casts of Scandinavian proboscises.
Landskrona, Sweden

Hven

Scandinavian island is the site of the first modern observatory.
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Lamp

20-foot tall lamp mumbles Swedish to celebrate the holidays.