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Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

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

Carl Friedrich Gauss Monument

This German monument honors the so-called "Prince of Mathematicians."
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Salzburg, Austria

Hommage to Mozart

This strange statue features a bust of the famous composer plopped atop a woman's body.
Salzburg, Austria

Mozart's Skull

Mozart's skull may be held in this collection, but definitive proof continues to elude scientists.
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

Ugly 18th-century dwarf statues living in a perfectly landscaped Austrian garden.
Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Abhaneri, India

Chand Baori

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps fill this exquisite medieval stepwell.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Göttingen, Germany

Charlotte Müller Statue

A beloved street vendor is memorialized outside a German train station.
Göttingen, Germany

Göttingen Royal University Observatory

Renowned mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss once worked at this observatory.
Göttingen, Germany

Göttingen University Astronomy Collection

A collection of antique telescopes dot the halls of the university's astrophysics department.
Göttingen, Germany

Planetenweg Göttingen

A 1:2 billion-scale solar system leads visitors into this German university town.
Göttingen, Germany

Gauss-Weber Telegraph Memorial

It commemorates one of the world's earliest telegraphs.
Giessen, Germany

Grave of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

Final resting place of the humble physicist who discovered X-rays, and made the invisible visible.
Göttingen, Germany

Wiechert Earthquake Station

Home to the world’s oldest seismograph and a four-ton steel ball that makes its own earthquakes.
Munich, Germany

Klenze's Stone Bench

The unusually large seat sits atop the base of a ruined temple.
Munich, Germany

Fraunhofer Refractor at the Deutsches Museum

The telescope that discovered Neptune.
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Medieval Choir Windows

This unique medieval artwork featuring the story of the Antichrist remained lost for decades.
Cologne, Germany

Secret Grave in the Pylon of Severinsbrücke Bridge

The body of at least one victim of a construction accident was left behind in the collapsed pylon, buried under tons of concrete.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Hanover, Germany

The Victims of Fritz Haarmann Memorial

The mass grave of the 27 victims of the "Vampire of Hanover."
Bremen, Germany

Spuckstein Gesche Gottfried

A spitting ode to a German serial killer.