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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House of the Vettii , detail of the fresco with Cupid on a Chariot Drawn by
Dolphins . Villa of the Mysteries , detail of the frieze frescoed with scenes of the
rites of the Eleusinian mysteries . THE PAINTED DECORATION The exceedingly
Detail of the frieze in Cave 17 , with eight Buddhas ( upper strip ) and pairs of
dampati ( lovers ) in the lower strip ; Vakataka dynasty , fifth to sixth centuries .
Detail of the figure of the Sikyamuni Buddha depicted in the mudra ( symbolic
gesture ) ...
Detail with an Assyrian soldier bringing prisoners of war who are in turn
proffering gifts ; frieze of the access ramps of the Apadana . Detail with camel
driver ; frieze of the access ramps of the Apadana . Large bas - relief with a lion
attacking a ...
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Contents Vatican City 90
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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