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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... with its storehouses , trading emporiums , port facilities and shops . Even today
the Via delle Volte remains unaltered , running parallel to the lastmentioned road
, served as a service road for the riverfront buildings along the Via Grande : it is ...
In its ten - mile enclosure wall there are five monumental gates , each of which is
served by a bridge lined with fifty - four colossal statues : on the left , with a
serene expression , are the gods ; on the right are the demons , their faces
twisted in ...
Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a ...
founded in the eleventh and twelfth centuries as trading and religious centres
serving the caravans crossing the Sahara , and became focal points of Islamic
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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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