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 massive building is made out of large hewn stones in Pietra d ' Istria , and it
presents on the exterior a twelvesided plan on two orders , punctuated in the
lower section by deep arches . The interior is distributed over two storeys , the
RE MA NA TE the sun , represented the sky ; the staircase is a serpent with its
head facing downward that joins the upper and lower worlds , and supports on
his back , between heaven and earth , the great ancestors . Temple 11 taken as a
Lower Valley of the Awash This area , in the centre of Ethiopia , is one of the most
important fossil beds in Africa . Many remains of hominids , indispensable for
furthering studies of Australopithecus and Homo sapiens , and various animal ...
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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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