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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Four gates Dubrava ( which in Slavic means an area linked the city to the exterior
: two led to the abounding in oak trees ) . The two settlements port while the two
Pile and Ploce gates , opening established increasingly close ties , and in the ...
Agora 4 . Temple of Athena 5 . Golden gate 6 . Sea gate 7 . Justice gate 8 .
Mermaid gate Panoramic view of the so - called basilica , which has for the most
part preserved its architectural structures . . O Pienza Opposite page One of the
View of one of the sides of the mosque , with the Gate of San Esteban in the
foreground . Opposite page Interior of the mosquecathedral , in which the two -
toned horseshoe arches of the Arab culture coexist with the Altar of the Crucifix .
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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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