Historic attractions

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A 42-foot statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III restored to its former grandeur has been unveiled in the ancient city of Luxor
How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

As the ancient capital's traditional 'machiya' houses continue to disappear, a small group is trying to preserve these wooden pieces of history
Is the 'real' Istanbul disappearing?

Is the 'real' Istanbul disappearing?

Artists and migrants are moving out as a once-crumbling neighborhood goes upscale
Famous landmarks like you've never seen them

Famous landmarks like you've never seen them

Unique "time sliced" technique captures beauty of day-to-night transitions by splicing 36 photos taken from dawn til dusk
6 of the world's most colorful colonial holdouts

6 of the world's most colorful colonial holdouts

France an hour from Canada, Britain in the South Atlantic -- what you find at some of the world's remaining political colonies
Debut dozen: Celebrating UNESCO's historic first World Heritage Sites

Debut dozen: Celebrating UNESCO's historic first World Heritage Sites

These places kicked off the world's most recognized heritage list, which now numbers nearly 1,000 attractions
Alley fight: Towns bicker over title of Italy’s narrowest passage

Alley fight: Towns bicker over title of Italy’s narrowest passage

Villagers face off over who can claim to be shoving tourists into the tightest space
How'd that get here? 10 surprising historical artifacts in the U.S.

How'd that get here? 10 surprising historical artifacts in the U.S.

How did a statue of Vladimir Lenin, Santa Anna's wooden leg and Hitler's typewriter wind up in the U.S.? Here's the history
After 25 centuries, Greek temple sees the light

After 25 centuries, Greek temple sees the light

The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time
Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Tour operators have been offering trips to Hashima island since 2009, but access is limited and security is fierce. Here's why
Bringing Babylon back from the dead

Bringing Babylon back from the dead

As Iraqi authorities reopen Babylon to tourists, the site, listed among the Seven Wonders of the World, faces ongoing threats of development
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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall