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Historical Landmarks

Mount McKinley Or Denali: The Naming Controversy Of Nor...

August 13, 2021

Visitors take in the view of Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska. (Lance King/Getty Images) At 20,3...

How The Hollywood Sign Became An Icon

July 7, 2021

A sign advertises the opening of the Hollywoodland housing development in the hills on Mulholland Drive overlooking Los Angeles, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, circa 1924. (Und...

Inside The Church Of Bones Made Of 40,000 Departed Huma...

June 9, 2021

The Sedlec Ossuary, better known in popular culture as the Church of Bones, is a small chapel located in the town of Kunta Horra in the Czech Republic. As w...

Times Square History: The Weird Story Of The Evolution ...

December 30, 2020

(Byron Company/Wikimedia Commons) Anyone who visits New York City is bound to make their way to Times Square, the mecca of tourism in the Big Apple. Once the ...

Gavle Goat: The Swedish Traditional Display That Vandal...

December 20, 2020

(Stefan/Wikimedia Commons) Every year in Gävle, Sweden, the locals celebrate Christmas by erecting the Gävle Goat, a massive version of the Swedish yule goat....

Los Pobladores: The 44 Mexican-Indigenous People Who Fo...

September 4, 2020

Los Angeles is a city of constant reinvention. There's the past that the city remembers and the past that the city rewrites until the real story is forgotten...

The Devil's Footprint: A German Cathedral's 600-Year-Ol...

August 10, 2020

Frauenkirche, with its twin towers, stands out along the Munich skyline. circa 1960. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Inside a massive ...

Big Ben's First Ring: 1859's Debut Of The Global Landma...

May 31, 2020

Visitors from around the world travel to London to see Big Ben, one of the greatest and most well-known artifacts in the Western world. Rivaling the Empire S...

How Did One Man Build The Coral Castle Alone?

November 15, 2018

Coral Castle (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images) In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, there sits an unusual structure known as the Coral Castle. The building, c...