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St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town

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St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town

St George's Cathedral is the oldest Cathedral in southern Africa and is the Mother Church of the diocese. The gothic church is a classic cruciform building, with a courtyard garden which includes a Labyrinth. The administrative offices of the Cathedral are housed in cloisters facing the courtyard.

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Temple of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza

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Temple of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza

Built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries CE, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, the Yucatec Maya Feathered Serpent deity closely related to the god Quetzalcoatl known to the Aztecs and other central Mexican cultures of the Postclassic period.

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Church of the Transfiguration, New York

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Church of the Transfiguration, New York

On Thursday, March 22, 1810, the Church was consecrated according to the rites and ceremonies of the Protestant Episcopal Church by the Right Rev. Benjamin Moore and renamed "Zion Protestant Episcopal Church." (http://www.transfigurationnyc.org/p/about-us/our-history)

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

The idea for the Cemetery originated with Washington Irving and Captain Jacob Storm as the villages of Tarrytown and North Tarrytown were growing and additional burial space was required locally.  The Cemetery was formally opened (as Tarrytown Cemetery) in 1849.

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Our Lady Star of the Sea (Cape May, NJ)

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Our Lady Star of the Sea (Cape May, NJ)

The beautiful structure that is now Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church had its humble beginnings in a small wooden building located directly across the street from where it currently stands. Saint Mary's Church, as it was then known, was built in 1848.

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Basilica of the Annunciation (Nazareth)

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Basilica of the Annunciation (Nazareth)

The current church is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church. Inside, the lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the remains of the original childhood home of Mary.

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