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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The latter, totaling ninetytwo in number, are now largely in the British Museum of
London, and depict the war between the Athenians and the Amazons (
Amazonomachia) on the western side; the sack of Troy (Ilioupérsis) on the
northern side; ...
The interior of the Church of Sant'Apollinare in Classe is subdivided by two lines
of twelve columns in Greek marble adorned with Byzantine capitals and
concluded by a mosaic apse, depicting in its centre a gemstudded cross, an
allegory of ...
The continuous figured depiction on the column illustrates the two wars waged
and won by Trajan against the Dacians, one ... and in the background the
columnsepulchre, built in A.D. 113 and adorned with a frieze depicting the
Dacian Wars; ...
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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
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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