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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Stonehenge The imposing monument of Stonehenge stands in an area noted for
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the second part , henge ( from the Anglo - Saxon term hon , from which comes ...
In order to an - chor the Addizione Erculea some twenty aris - tocratic palazzi
were built in those years , along with twelve churches , and many of those
buildings still stand . At the intersection pro - duced by the two main arteries , Via
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On the fourth side of the internal courtyard stands the mosque proper ,
subdivided by arches into three parallel aisles , cut on a perpendicular line by a
transect , the central part of which was covered by a wood - en dome that was
destroyed in ...
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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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