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New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Train Garden

Tiny historical streetcars wind through a small scale version of Crescent City in this whimsical train garden.
Nafplio, Greece

Lion of Bavaria

This slumbering beast honors the Bavarian soldiers who died in Greece during a 19th-century typhoid outbreak.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agios Spyridon

The historic building has preserved human organs, unusual hexagrams, and scars from a political assassination.
Nea Tiryntha, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Tiryns

Step inside an ancient beehive tomb built for a mysterious cult hero.
Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.
Athens, Greece

Tzistarakis Mosque

Legend says it was constructed with the destroyed pillar of an ancient Greek Temple.
Athens, Greece

Poulopoulos Hat Factory

This graffitied 19th-century building was a prototype of European industrial architecture.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
Madrid, Spain

'Witches' Sabbath (The Great He-Goat)'

This macabre masterpiece of a mural is one of Francisco Goya's "Black Paintings."
Thasos, Greece

Aliki Ancient Marble Quarry

The partially submerged ruins of a white marble quarry used in ancient Greece for over 1,200 years.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Acharnes, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Menidi

This beehive tomb built for royalty sat hidden for over 3,000 years.
Vouliagmeni, Greece

Temple of Apollo Zoster

These ruins of a sacred Ancient Greek temple stand next to a luxurious modern resort.
San Diego, California

PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

An inconspicuous suburban street corner is the site of San Diego's worst air disaster.
Egina, Greece

Tower of Markellos

This pink watchtower served as the seat of the Greek government after independence from the Turks.
Kalamata, Greece

Kalograion Monastery Silk Weaving

The nuns here cultivate silk to weave some of the finest scarves in the world.
Arkadiko, Greece

Arkadiko Bridge

Built by the Ancient Greeks, this chariot bridge is still in use today.
Athens, Greece

The Athens Polytechnic Monument

A crushed gate and giant bronze head serve as a reminder of Greece's fight for freedom.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
Athens, Greece

Roman Tomb in Zara

The ruins of an ancient Roman tomb hidden in the basement of a trendy clothing store.
Athens, Greece

Korai 4

Scars of this building's past life as a prison still cover its walls.