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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T The capital of a country with thousands of years of history , Cairo preserves
vestiges of the Egypt of the Pharaohs only on its outskirts , where the ancient
Heliopolis once stood , while the heart of the city is entirely Islamic in its history .
... doors which show today the harmonious blending of Islamic and European
styles of the seventeenth - century Maghreb . ... and sixteenth centuries an
intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the expansion of Islam
throughout Africa .
Medina of Sousse Sousse , an important commercial and military port in the times
of the Aghlabites ( 800-909 ) , is a typical example of a town dating from the first
centuries of Islam . With its casbah , its ramparts , its medina ( with the Great ...
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Contents Vatican City 90
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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