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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... rounded by powerful walls , it has been a pros Rebuilt and reinforced
repeatedly between perous trading port since the thirteenth cen the eighth and
the seventeenth centuries , the tury as well as an important maritime power
enclosure walls ...
Under the Romans , who unified the Aramaic and Hellenistic nuclei , the city was
first of all provided with enclosure walls , a circuit running about 6 kilometres (
almost 4 miles ) that can still be identified , despite the presence of a few later ...
Muslim Cairo Opposite page Detail of the domes of the Mosque of al - Ahzar ,
970-972 . the huge square towers of the city's enclosure walls ,. Aerial view of the
Muslim city . Detail of the fountain set at the centre of the. T The capital of a
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Contents Vatican City 90
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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