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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... which dates to just before 2000 B.C. , the zone had no megaliths , but was
occupied by a circle of small wells carved into the earth , surrounded by a
concentric ditch and a large berm , with a diameter of roughly 90 metres ( 295
feet ) .
This presents itself as a broad plaza 400 metres ( about 1,300 feet ) on each side
to the east of the Avenida de los Muertos , surrounded by four platforms topped
by pyramids in the north , west , and south sectors . The eastern side is occupied
ISRAEL Qutb Minar and its Monuments , Delhi Built in the early thirteenth century
a few miles south of Delhi , the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 metres
( 236 feet ) high , tapering from 2.75 metres ( 8 feet ) in diameter at its peak to ...
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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
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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