World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second volume, dedicated specifically to monumental sites, focuses on forty-seven emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, providing each with a clear, well-documented explanatory text, enriched with in-depth boxes and a beautiful selection of pictures with detailed captions. This volume is a fabulous guide through wonderful sites such as the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, Mount Athos, The Kremlin of Moscow, the Great Wall of China, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Taj Mahal, the Royal Palaces of Abomey, the Pueblo of Taos and the Statue of Liberty in New York among many others.
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... military operations during the Persian Wars , and by Pliny as a place inhabited by men who lived well past the age of one hundred years and who lived upon snake meat , Mount Athos is still famous today .
Here he lived as a hermit for a number of years , but in 960 Nicephorus tracked him down and asked him to come with him as he went to wage war against the Saracens who had occupied Crete . The military expedition culminated in victory ...
The new animal was bred and raised by a number of tribes and became a way of improving their hunting methods and facilitating their mobility . In the eastern regions , from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast , lived ...
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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This ... Read full review
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