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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Aerial view of the Campo dei Miracoli in Pisa. Pisa's Piazza del Duomo, or
Cathedral Square, commonly known as Campo dei Miracoli (literally, Field of
Miracles), is the site of one of the most important monumental complexes built in
THE PULPITS BY NICOLA AND GIOVANNI PISANO The buildings in the Campo
dei Miracoli contain two major works of sculpture that attest to the early role that
Pisan art played in the nascent Gothic civilization. The two pulpits by Nicola and ...
THE FRESCOES IN THE CAMPOSANTO At the end of the thirteenth century work
began in the Campo dei Miracoli on the ... of this exceptional complex: Giovanni
di Simone began work in 1 278 on the construction of the Camposanto, which is ...
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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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