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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... style of Byzan- twenty years later ( 548 ) , clearly shows strong tine art , which found a fertile ground for de- Byzantine influence in its later phases of convelopment in sixth - century Ravenna . struction and decoration .
During the Middle Ages the city was devastated by barbarian invasions , later becoming the seat of a Longobard Duchy and finally part of the Carolingian Empire . At the end of the long struggle between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines ...
Fifty years later , a Persian army occupied the territory and expelled the Ethiopians ; in A.D. 628 the satrap of San'a embraced Islam , ordered the destruction of the buildings of all non - Muslims , and made use of the ruins to build ...
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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
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
Bamberg Cracow Pietro Allegretti
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