World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres
Unesco, 2002 - Social Science - 383 pages
In 1972 UNESCO created the World Heritage Foundation, a program to identify and protect "world heritage sites" -irreplaceable environments ranging from natural areas to whole urban centers. To date over 600 such sites have been designated for protection on four continents, including places of worship, monuments, living settlements, and historic complexes, which taken together constitute an ideal tour of the history, cultures and creative expressions of humanity.
That tour begins here, in the first of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series: 46 living and archeological built environments from continuously-occupied cities such as Crakow and old Havana to archeological treasures such as Macchu Picchu (Peru) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia); Petra (Jordan); the Imperial Forums (Italy); the Casbah of Algiers; Teotihuacan (Mexico)-and discoveries that make a full spectrum of world cultures.
Each site is presented up close with color reproductions and a rich explanatory text. The volume is completed by the charter map of the World Heritage Foundation and includes UNESCO's standards for designation. With this particularly rich selection of images, places distant in time and space can be seen as connected in a singular and fascinating way: the true heritage of every nation and every individual.
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Baalbek. Opposite page Detail of the Corinthian half-columns and architrave in
the Temple of Bacchus and Mercury. - 1 ^ I -o □ ' Si m v. Aerial view of the
archaeological area of Baalbek. View of a hypostyle room with large cross vaults
that Trajan had for this place are documented, not only by the works that he
ordered, but by the accounts of his devotion: it is said that before he left to wage
war against the Parthi- ans in the east, the emperor consulted the oracle of
WHERE THE GODS MEET AND MINGLE: RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM AT
BAALBEK Baalbek means 'Lord of the Bekaa' and derives from Baal, deity of the
Canaanites and the Phoenicians, whose cult had spread among various other
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