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Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Parkes, Australia

'The Astronomer'

A stargazing sculpture made from the ruins of an iconic telescope.
Nicholls, Australia

Dinosaur Garden

Outside the National Dinosaur Museum, dozens of dinosaur statues and sculptures claim the landscape.
Canberra, Australia

National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Dozens of large-scale, creative, evocative curios from prominent artists dot the calm outdoor space around this major museum.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Sydney, Australia

Water Dragons of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Native Australian lizards inhabit this garden celebrating Sydney and its sister city in China.
Eden, Australia

Eden Killer Whale Museum

A microcosm of the whaling industry in a small Australian town.
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

This giant dish located in a sheep paddock was the primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

The Tunnels of Rabaul

This volcanically volatile island town is home to an abandoned series of tunnels left by the Japanese during WWII.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Luxor, Egypt

The Tomb of Nefertari

Known as the Sistine Chapel of Egypt, this tomb houses some of the most well-preserved paintings in Egypt.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Abu AR Rish Qebli, Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles

A network of ancient Egyptian tombs built into the cliff face along the Nile.
Aswan, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The largest known Ancient Egyptian obelisk.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
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.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

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

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Saudi Arabia

Al Wahbah Crater

This giant volcanic crater holds its very own field of salt.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eve's Tomb

An archaeological site believed to be the burial place of the "mother of us all."
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park

Accessible only by train, the beauty of Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is worth the journey.