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- Richtersveld - Desert home to herding native South Africans.
- Tsodilo Hills - Contains possibly the earliest known rock paintings, many of which were done by the San people.
- Mapungubwe - Hill at the center of southern Africa's first kingdom.
- Musawwarat es-Sufra - Egyptian-style temple complex in Sudan.
- Old Dongola Throne Hall - Throne room of king of the Nubian Kingdom of Makuria, also known as the Mosque Building.
- Lalibela Monolithic Churches C- 11 monolithic churches carved from rock in Lalibela, Ethiopia, a new Jerusalem. Church of St. George is the most prominent.
- Lake Turkana - Lake in Kenya where many types of humans over the ages lived.
- Great Mosque of Kilwa Kisiwani - A mosque in Kilwa and the oldest surviving mosque on Africa's east coast. One of the first mosques built without a courtyard (entirely roofed).
- Harar Jugo - The old town of Harar, considered by locals to be the fourth holiest city of Islam. Has highest concentration of mosques in the world. Three mosques are from the 10th century.
- Tiya - Possible graveyard filled with stone monuments of a pagan civilization in central Ethiopia.
- Fakr ad-Din Mosque - The oldest mosque in Mogadishu. Has cylindrical and polygonal cone domes.
- Kaouar Escarpment - Landform that allowed oases to exist in the Sahara.
- Ituri Rainforest - Congo forest where pygmies live.
- Chongoni Rock Art Area - Rock art from farmers and hunter gatherers in Malawi.
- Sungbo's Eredo - A wall surrounding an ancient kingdom or massive city in Nigeria.
- Ogiamien Palace - Mud brick palace of chief Ogiamien from Benin.
- Kusugu Well - Well related to an origin myth of the Hausa people of northern Nigeria.
- Gao - Royal Palace of the Gao Empire. Possibly the first discovered medieval royal castle discovered in West Africa.
- (Timbuktu - Islamic city of learning in sahel.)
- Columns Tomb of Kumbi Saleh -
- Kamablon of Kangaba - Empire of the Mali.
- Senegambian Stone Circles - Mysterious stone circles along the Gambia River.
- Al-Azhar Mosque C - National mosque of Egypt and second longest continually run university.
- Qaryat as Sa'idi - Mosque in Libya.
- Kairouan - Mosque in Tunisia.
- Beni Hammad Fort - Fort in Algeria.
- Qarjat as-Saqalib - A fortress founded by liberated Slavs in Morroco.
- Al Quaraouiyine - Mosque in Fez (also called Al-Karaouine) that contains the oldest continuously run university in the world.
- Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral C - The main center of worship of muslim Andalusia in Spain, which was later turned into a Cathedral during the Spanish Reconquest.
- Santiago de Compostela Cathedral - Church where the remains of St. James are said to be housed.
- Mon St. Michael C - ~A monastary castle off the coast of Normandy in France.
- Iona Abbey - An Irish Abbey founded on a coastal Island of modern day Scottland.
It was a focal point for the spread of Christianity among the Scotts and Picts.
- Major Basilicas C - The four major papal basilicas located around Rome. Only a pope or his designee can perform mass at the high altar of one of these churches.
- St. John's Abbey - An abbey founded at the time of Charlemagne along the way from Germany to Rome in the Swiss Alps. Known for its frescos.
- Prague Castle - Castle in Prague.
- Nidaros Cathedral - Cathedral built over St. Olaf's burial site in Trondheim, Norway.
- Gamla Uppsala C - Famous Viking religious and cultural center, which later became the seat of Sweden's archbishopric. Site of an ancient grand norse pagan temple, which may or may not have actually existed, it is a symbol of the final days of Paganism in Europe.
- Hagia Sophia C - ~The chief church of the Eastern Roman Empire, which was later converted to a mosque.
- Etchmiadzin Cathedral C - A church in Armenia that is considered the world's first Cathedral and the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
- St. Sophia's Cathedral - Orthodox church.
- Falak-ol-Aflak Castle - Persian castle.
- Bagdhad Castles
- Somnath Temple - ~A Hindu temple in India that had been destroyed and rebuilt many times, the latest time when India became independent.
- Ellora Caves C - A series of rock-cut temples in Maharashtra in India. Contains Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments, including the top-down carved Kailasa temple.
- Samye Monastery - Asian monastery.
- Longhua Temple C - Ancient temple in Shanghai.
- Woljeongsa Temple - Buddhist temple in Korea. Has the only Goryeo pagoda in South Korea.
- Angkor Wat C - ~Ancient ruined capital of Cambodia famed for many Hindu temples.
- Chukchi - Native people of north-east Siberia.
Island East Asia
- Borobudur C - The largest Buddhist temple in the world, on the island of Java in Indonesia.
- Sitio Kamhantick - Site at Mount Kamhantick that contains the remains of an ancient Philippine (most likely Tagalog) village, including tombs of limestone.
- Senso-Ji Temple C - ~Main Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
- Birnirk - Headland on the Arctic coast that separates Chukchi Sea from the Beaufort Sea and northern most territory of the US. About the furthest east the Thule Inuit made it to by 1000 AD.
- Inuksuk Point - Site where 100 standing Inuksuks can be found.
- Tjodhilde's Church - First church in Greenland.
- Haida Gwaii - Island archipelago home to the Haida People off the coast of British Columbia.
- Emeryville Shell Mound - Shell mound in the Chochenyan capital at Emeryville, who were the most advanced Ohlone people living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Ulm Pishkun - A cliff native americans would drive buffalo over.
- Pueblo Bonito - Center of Chaco culture 1000 years ago.
- Indian Mounds Regional Park C - ~A park containing Indian burial mounds in St. Paul in Minnesota.
- Aztalan -
- Monks Mound - Largest manmade structure made by native Americans north of Meso America. Earth pyramid mound.
- L'Anse oux Meadows - The first confirmed Viking settlement site in North America.
- Beothuk Interpretation Centre - Intrepration Center of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland.
- Ganondagan - Iroquois "Town of Peace" and burial site of Jikonsase. Today a houses a museum and recreation of a long house.
- Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl - Main pyramid to Quetzalcoatl in Tula, the capitol of the Toltec Empire.
- Pyramid of the Magician C - ~One of the later Mayan period cities in the northern Yucatan.
- Akapana Pyramid - Cross-like pyramid in Tiwanaku, capital of the Tiwanaku Empire, off the old coast of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
- Vegachayoq Moqo - Temple and/or Royal Palace near a royal tomb in Huari, the capital of the Huari Empire, a Peruvian Empire from a thousand years ago.
- Acre Geomorphs - Geomorphs found in the Brazilian state of Acre after rainforest was cleared.
- Calçoene Megalithic Observatory - Megaliths in northern Brazil.