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 he city of Pompeii , situated to the north of the mouth of the river Sarno ( Sarnus
, in ancient times ) , on one of the spurs of the southern slope of Mount Vesuvius ,
in the province of Naples , dates its foundation to the sixth century B.C. The ...
Also dating back to the fifth century is the Baptistry of the Orthodox , in ancient
times joined to the Basilica Ursiana : this building with an octagonal plan is
covered by a dome built with a technique dating from ancient Rome . The walls
Thebes and the Royal Tombs T hebes contains the finest relics of the history , art
, and religion of ancient Egypt , of which it was the capital in its period of greatest
splendour . Hundreds of sovereigns , from pharaohs to Roman emperors ...
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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
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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