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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In 1238, Suzdal was conquered and put to the torch, but it soon recovered. It was
then that the city enriched itself with magnificent buildings, foremost among them
the great monasteries that controlled vast tracts of land and inestimable wealth, ...
Dating from the first Heian period is the great Buddhist temple of Daigo-ji, which
contains various pagodas and monasteries and over 100 rooms. Samboin, the
principal monastery, with its five-storey pagoda, its rooms adorned with wall ...
Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John 'the Theologian' and the
Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos The small island of Pátmos in
the Dodecanese is reputed to be where Saint John the Theologian wrote both his
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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
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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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