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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These were made up of unhewn monoliths of various heights and a particular
type of stone called Bluestones ( these were eruptive rocks , dolerites and
rhyolites ) that came from the Prescelly Mountains in the region of Pembrokeshire
, some ...
Persepolis Jester n the slopes of Mount Zagros , now called the Kuh - e - Rahmat
( Mount of Mercy ) , in the Fars region of Iran , once stood the monumental city
Persepolis . The Greek name , meaning City of the Per - sians ' , indicates its
Detail of the geoglyph of the so - called whale . Carved in the sand on the Pacific
coast , it is possible to make out the form refered to as a ' candelabrum ' when
seen from a great distance . Geoglyph depicting the so - called killer whale , or.
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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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