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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This consisted of thirty sarsen monoliths ( blocks of sandstone which came from
an area to the north of Wiltshire , in the Marlborough Downs ) , which stood 4
metres ( 13 feet ) fixed vertically in the ground and linked by stone architraves .
This is why hundreds of trenches have been found less than one kilometre from
the city walls and just a few hundred metres from the tomb of the emperor , which
contained the collections of objects buried with Qin . The terracotta army , drawn
... ( it originally covered more than 4,000 square metres , or about one acre , the
largest mosaic decoration ever made ) . ... a certain expanse of the original
mosaic decoration , a panel more than 30 metres ( 90 feet ) long and over 7
metres ( 21 ...
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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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