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Seria, Brunei

Billionth Barrel Monument

A monument built to commemorate the billionth barrel of oil extracted from the Seria oil field in Brunei.
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Museo Robert Brady

An incredible little museum of interior design full of artifacts collected from around the world.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Casa de Carranza

The former Mexican president kept the bullets that killed his predecessor on display in his home, now a museum.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

An incredible collection of Mesoamerican art assembled by one of Mexico's great artists.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Great Light

One of the largest lenses of its kind ever created, this former ship beacon has been brought down to Earth.
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum

The world's only museum devoted solely to the art and collection of action figures.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nasothek Nose Collection

A collection of noses tucked inside an art museum reveals how times have changed.
Arsi, Ethiopia

Tiya Stelae

Ethiopian standing stones featuring remarkably preserved carvings of swords and people.
Ethiopia

Yemrehanna Kristos Church

An ancient Ethiopian cave church is endangered by the simple building of a road.
Aksum, Ethiopia

Chapel of the Tablet

Supposedly this Ethiopian chapel holds the Ark of the Covenant, guarded by virgins who cannot leave the building.
Aksum, Ethiopia

Obelisk of Axum

Massive stele returned to Ethiopia after 70 years in Rome.
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Hotel Galéria Spirit

A unique hotel for the artistic soul.
Wrocław, Poland

Monument In Honor of the Slaughtered Animals

In the center of Wrocław's old meat market stands a somber tribute to the city's livestock.
Wrocław, Poland

Racławice Panorama

19th century panorama lets you relive a Polish uprising via 120 year old Panorama painting.
Warsaw, Poland

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Wrocław, Poland

Przejście (Passage)

A striking public sculpture representing the period of martial law in Communist Poland.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
Krakow, Poland

The Bones of the Wawel Dragon

Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
George Town, Malaysia

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The lavish, well-preserved home of a wealthy Baba Nyonya family is now a cultural museum.
Malacca, Malaysia

Museum of Beauty

Self-mutilation in the name of beauty.