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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Detail of a zoomorphic capital of the columns of the Apadana ( sixth to fifth centuries B.C. ) . ... fact one of the capitals of the far - flung Persian Empire , along with Susa , the winter capital , and Hagmatan , the summer capital .
Around the year 1000 , from an encampment on the northern slope of the nascent empire , the city of Marrakesh grew and developed , the splendid capital of the realm of Yusuf Ibn Tachfin . At the foot of the Atlas mountain range ...
Timbuktu Home of the prestigious Koranic Sankore University and other medersas , Timbuktu was in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries an intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the expansion of Islam throughout Africa .
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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
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Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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