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Madrid, Spain

Cárcel de la Corona (Crown Prison)

Hidden under a center for the elderly are the dungeons which were used during the Spanish Inquisition.
Athens, Greece

Panathenaic Stadium Passage

Gladiators once walked this ancient, subterranean passage.
Athens, Greece

Holy Church of Saint Andrew

A martyred saint built a nunnery and school for girls here known as the "Parthenon."
Athens, Greece

Ziller-Loverdos Mansion

One of the best collections of Byzantine art housed in a magnificent, 19th-century neoclassical home.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Athens, Greece

Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos (Panagia Speliotissa)

An ancient Greek monument and a Byzantine church coexist inside this cave.
Athens, Greece

Weiler Building

A former military hospital is now used to study and preserve artifacts of the Acropolis.
Rhodes, Greece

Street of the Knights

One of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agia Pareskevi

This Ottoman-era Greek Orthodox Church was built to honor Agia Pareskevi, a Christian saint.
Athens, Greece

Stoa Emporon

This abandoned shopping arcade has new life as an art installation.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Ruins at Coco Mat Athens B.C. Hotel

When construction began on this hotel, developers were surprised to find the ruins of an ancient civilization.
Kesariani, Greece

Kaisariani Shooting Range

A memorial dedicated to a tragic event during the Axis occupation of Greece.
Athens, Greece

Asyrmatos Building

A unique housing complex born from the aftermath of the Greek Civil War.
Athens, Greece

Kostis Palamas House

The home of Greece’s national poet sits crumbling in the middle of a popular tourist district.
Athens, Greece

Temple of Artemis Agrotera

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

London Transport Museum Depot

The majority of the museum's large collection is held in a storage space open to the public a few times a year.
Athens, Greece

Stones of Frederica

Elaborate stone houses constructed from the ruins of war.
San Diego, California

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

This historic Chinese church was relocated and revived as a museum that preserves and celebrates Chinese art, history, and culture.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Sostis

This Byzantine Church was moved from Paris to Athens block by block.
Athens, Greece

Amalias 42

This building displays the scars of the “Dekemvriana,” a dark time in modern Greek history.
Athens, Greece

The Blue Polykatoikia

An important example of architectural history slowly decays in the city center.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Last Remaining Sigma Derby Machine

Fans of vintage Vegas, kitsch, and toy pony-based gambling now flock to a casino called The D.
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.