3. City of the Dead in North Ossetia-Alania, Russia

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Outside the village of Dargavs in North Ossetia is what appears to be a mountainside stone mortar village. In reality, it’s a collection of 99 tombs and crypts, dating from the 12th century on. Though picturesque, it’s notoriously difficult to access, taking three hours from Vladikavkaz on a long and narrow tough road.