World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres
First volume of three that Skira and UNESCO are launching to illustrate and describe world heritage places. This volume, devoted specifically to archaeological areas and urban centres, focuses on forty-six emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, distant in time and space, but presented together in a single, clear, and fascinating collection. With this instrument for learning and understanding, and through a particularly rich array of images, places of all sorts, distant in time and space, can be found together in a single, clear, and fascinating collection devoted to the complex paths of human history and culture: a true heritage of every nation and every individual.
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Large bas-relief with a lion attacking a bull on the entrance front of the Apadana.
Opposite page Detail of a tree top engraved on the access ramps of the Apadana
. Baalbek Baalbek. Opposite page Detail of the Corinthian half-columns and.
that Trajan had for this place are documented, not only by the works that he
ordered, but by the accounts of his devotion: it is said that before he left to wage
war against the Parthians in the east, the emperor consulted the oracle of
WHERE THE GODS MEET AND MINGLE: RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM AT
BAALBEK Baalbek means 'Lord of the Bekaa' and derives from Baal, deity of the
Canaanites and the Phoenicians, whose cult had spread among various other
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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This ... Read full review
Treasury of World Culture : Archaeological Sites and Urban Centers UNESCO World Heritage (UNESCO World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For more than 30 years, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified and documented sites that represent "the cultural ... Read full review
Contents Vatican City 90
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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