Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, Mexico - Las Monjas is one of the more notable structures at Chichen Itza. It is a complex of Terminal Classic buildings constructed in the Puuc architectural style. The Spanish named this complex Las Monjas ("The Nuns" or "The Nunnery") but it was actually a governmental palace. Just to the east is a small temple (known as the La Iglesia, "The Church") decorated with elaborate masks
Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.
St Paul’s Church, Malacca, Malaysia - Father Francis Xavier (a notable Spanish Roman Catholic missionary that vsisited the area - later Saint Francis Xavier) stayed at the chapel when he visited the region between 1545 and 1553. When he died on the island of Sancian (also called Shangchuan Island) his body was transported back to the chapel, where he was laid to rest for nine months, before being moved to Goa in India.