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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Mount Athos On the facing page Surrounded by massive walls , the monasteries of Mount Athos are still closed to women , and still respect laws and customs that have been preserved unchanged for 1,000 years .
The patio is surrounded by pleted by two independent residential units , slender marble columns , in a complex alterna- the Sala de Dos Hermanas and the Sala de los tion of single elements and groups of two or Abencerrajes , which have ...
The complex of medieval buildings is set in a landscape of great natural beauty , surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley . UNESCO added the site to the World Heritage List in 2000 .
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