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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... complex some two kilometres in length surrounding the entire old city, formed
by an outer ring and an inner ring of solid stone walls, and by a series of towers,
bastions, and auxiliary fortifications: to the north, the fortress of the Minčeta, with ...
For four centuries, the Tlamimilolpa and Xolalpan phases, Teotihuacán spread its
influence over the surrounding territory, attaining an expansion over 20 square
kilometres (about 8 square miles), still evident today thanks to the ruins of the ...
THE NETHERLANDS Defence Line of Amsterdam Extending 135 kilometres (84
miles) around the city of Amsterdam, this defence line, built between 1883 and
1920, is the only example of a fortification based on the control of water. Since
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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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