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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I t was the Greek colonists of Sybaris , originally from Peloponnesian Achaea ,
who founded Poseidonia at the beginning of the seventh century B.C. as a
trading base in the Tyrrhenian Sea , accessible overland from the mother colony
on the ...
THE BRIDGES OF PRAGUE Beginning in the twelfth century , Prague could
already boast a number of exemplary works of civil engineering . The millers
banded together and widened the bed of the Moldau , adding locks to make its
flow more ...
For centuries , beginning with its foundation in 788 , it was one of the largest
temple complexes on earth , and many founders of Buddhist sects were educated
here . A bloody civil war marked the conclusion , in 1185 , of the Heian period
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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
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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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