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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... arches and pointed arches, which date back to the thirteenth and fourteenth
centuries, and in some cases by holm-oak beams, which supported the
passageway, raised about the narrow and tight street level, between the
buildings facing the ...
The façade on the north side, with pillars and horseshoe arches, instead, dates
back to the last caliph of the Omayyad dynasty. The largest expansions
undertaken on the mosque occurred during the reign of al-Hakim II. At the time,
the capital ...
THE ARCH OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AND THE CRISIS OF CLASSICAL
NATURALISM The most famous monument in Leptis Magna is the great four-
fronted arch built in A.D. 203 on the orders of Septimius Severus, in his own
honour: the ...
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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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