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Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

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

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet is the most Instagramable street in Paris, much to the residents' annoyance.
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France

Ruined Church of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

The 16th-century church was kept in its ruined state as a reminder of the casualties of World War I.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

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

Harran Beehive Houses

The ancient abodes are a testament to human ingenuity amid harsh climates.
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.
Saint-Rivoal, France

Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts

An isolated 17th-century chapel on a remarkable site once dedicated to Celtic sun worship.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
Minerve, France

Minerve, France

A well-preserved medieval village nested on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by a network of cliffs, natural bridges and canyons.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is also possibly the most elegant.
Hasankeyf, Turkey

Hasankeyf

This ancient city - home to nine civilizations - is soon to be buried under 200 feet of water.
Naours, France

Cité souterraine de Naours (Underground City of Naours)

A centuries-old complex of hand-dug stone chambers has sheltered locals in times of trouble.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Rustrel, France

Ochre Quarry in Colorado Provençal

One of the largest ochre quarries in the world, hidden in a limestone landscape.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Aghlabid Basins

This grand hydraulic installation has provided water for townspeople since the Middle Ages.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Founded in 670, this ancient mosque is an architectural time portal.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.