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 official events confer a special sig - nificance on the commitment that
IntesaBci has made by sponsoring , in conjunction with Skira , the publication of
this catalogue raison nÚ ' of the Cultural and Natural World Her itage Sites
Each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to take any deliberate
measures which might damage directly or indirectly the cultural and natural
heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2 situated on the territory of other States
Parties to this ...
Election of members of the Committee shall en - sure an equitable representation
of the different regions and cultures of the world . 3 . A representative of the
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural
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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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