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 FRESCOES OF THEOPHANES THE GREEK IN THE CHURCH OF THE
TRANSFIGURATION The most important series of frescoes in Novgorod is
unquestionably the one that the Byzantine master Theophanes the Greek
The Altis — the sanctuary to the gods — has one of the highest concentrations of
masterpieces from the ancient Greek world . In addition to temples , there are the
remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games , which were ...
A monastery dedicated to the ' Beloved Disciple ' was founded there in the late
tenth century and it has been a place of pilgrimage and of Greek Orthodox
learning continuously since that time . The fine monastic complex dominates the
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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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