The north door at St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, flanked by ancient yew trees. Picture © Nick Turner, courtesy Cotswolds Conservation Board

The north door at St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, flanked by ancient yew trees. Picture © Nick Turner, courtesy Cotswolds Conservation Board

Norwich City - the most complete medieval city in Britain  The historic city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral, boasting the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and an amazing 1,200 carved stone roof bosses – one of the greatest art treasures of medieval Europe.

Norwich City - the most complete medieval city in Britain The historic city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral, boasting the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and an amazing 1,200 carved stone roof bosses – one of the greatest art treasures of medieval Europe.

The Maison Carrée is an ancient building in Nîmes, southern France; it is one of the best preserved Roman temples to be found anywhere in the territory of the former Roman Empire. It was built c. 16 BC.

The Maison Carrée is an ancient building in Nîmes, southern France; it is one of the best preserved Roman temples to be found anywhere in the territory of the former Roman Empire. It was built c. 16 BC.

Ancient Building Complex at Wudang Mountains in  China UNESCO World Heritage site

Ancient Building Complex at Wudang Mountains in China UNESCO World Heritage site

The highly unusual ancient building in Scandinavia. "Stave Church in Norway, built in the late 1100's.  When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over 1,000 of them."

The highly unusual ancient building in Scandinavia. "Stave Church in Norway, built in the late 1100's. When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over 1,000 of them."

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