World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres
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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The mosaic decoration of the church was mostly executed during the rule of
Theodoric . HSANCTVS APOLENARIS : The interior of the Church of Sant '
Apollinare in Classe is subdivided by two lines of twelve columns in Greek
QS tinually multiplied by the interplay of solids and voids and by the luminous
effects created in the lateral exedrae : this distinctive quality has led some
scholars to compare the church of Ravenna with that of Saint Sofia in
View of the three apses of the Church of the Deposition . ... outbreak of the
plague ( 1654 ) , Suzdal continued to enrich itself with splendid churches , like
the Church of Saint Nicholas ( 1770 ) , in which the traditional motifs of wooden
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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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