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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Even when construction of the temples was complete, the Roman emperors
continued to take an interest in Baalbek: Caracalla (A.D. 211-217), the last of the
Severi, adorned it with a monumental entrance, a staircase that leads to the ...
The temple building, of which most of the ruins still exist, dates back to the third
century A.D., while the construction on two terraces linked by a marble staircase
leads us to think that other religious buildings, possibly earlier ones, may have ...
... and leads to the great courtyard of Ramesses II and to the chapel that served
as a storehouse for the boats, dedicated to the triad of Amon, the father, Mut, the
mother, represented in the form of a vulture or a lion, and Khonsu, the lunar son
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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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