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Washington, D.C.

Guglielmo Marconi Memorial

Dedicated to the man who created the first radio wave communication system.
Termoli, Italia

Trabucco di Celestino

This fishing contraption sits on top of a series of spindly wooden stilts.
Subiaco, Italy

Sacro Speco di San Benedetto

This monastery set over a holy cave contains the oldest known painting of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Campobello di Mazara, Italy

Cave of Cusa

The ancient Greeks abandoned this quarry to escape Hannibal's devastating invasion.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Holyoke Heritage State Park

The home of an antique carousel still in operation.
Concord, Massachusetts

Old North Bridge

The phrase "the shot heard around the world" was coined after a skirmish at this bridge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur's Seat

This extinct volcano rises above Edinburgh and is special for its panoramic views over the city.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavík 871±2

The exhibition explores the Icelandic city's Viking Age history.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Longest Known Mastodon Trackway

See prehistoric footprints, plus two complete mastodon skeletons.
Chillicothe, Ohio

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

The mounds at this site were reconstructed with the help of archaeologists and historians.
Alna, Maine

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

Preserving the memory of the narrow railroads that once crisscrossed the state of Maine.
Rome, Italy

Passticeria il Boccione

In Rome’s Jewish ghetto, a 200-year-old bakery still makes the neighborhood’s historic sweets.
Larisa, Greece

First Ancient Theatre of Larissa

Dedicated to the god Dionysus, this theatre was used for both musical and theatrical performances.
Naples, Italy

Fontana del Gigante

This monumental fountain has moved around the city multiple times.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

This church on a Tohono O'Odham reservation has stood since 1797.
Gravina in Puglia, Italy

Ponte Acquedotto

An impressive bridge over a ravine also served as an aqueduct.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Fruitlands Museum

Utopia and nostalgia mingle at the site of Bronson Alcott's ill-fated agrarian commune.
Naples, Italy

San Gennaro Mural

San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, greets pedestrians between these narrow city streets.
Naples, Italy

Via dei Presepi

Every day is like Christmas on this street where the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene comes to life.
Brindisi, Italy

Roman Columns of Brindisi

It's believed that these columns marked the end of the Via Appia.
Athens, Greece

Temple of Artemis Agrotera

The only ancient site that remains on the south bank of the sacred Ilissos river.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

'Newspaper Reader'

This iconic Lancaster everyman has been reading the same story since 1980.
Union, Illinois

Illinois Railway Museum

At the largest railway museum in the United States, you can see everything from an early steam engine to a functioning Thomas the Train Engine.
Clinton, Massachusetts

Wachusett Dam and Reservoir

Once the largest gravity dam in the world.