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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Alexander VI ( 1492 - 1503 ) returned the papal residence to the Palace of
Nicholas V , which had been enlarged and ... by Michelangelo ( 1508 - 12 ) , the
new Saint Peter ' s , work on the Vatican Palaces , and the tomb of Julius II
Thus , the Palace of Darius , Tokara , is followed by the Palace of Xerxes , Hadis ,
twice its size , and flanked by the Palace of the Council , called the Tripylon ,
since it has three entrances , and by the Harem of Xerxes , linked to his palace
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara The historic monuments of Nara – temples ,
shrines , the excavated remains of the great imperial palace — provide a vivid
picture of the capital of Japan in the eighth century A . D . , a period of profound ...
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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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