World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series examines "monument structures" sites that can be seen as an essence of their cultures. The UNESCO World Heritage program selected 47 monuments based on historical importance and stylistic variations employed for the exercise of political power, social prestige, luxury, religious worship, and collective memory. The panorama includes the Taj Mahal of Agra, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Temple of Borobudur, the Alhambra, the Kremlin, the Pueblo of Taos, and one of the most recognized monuments to a historical moment-the Statue of Liberty. Taken together, these sites are a timeline of civilization that range from the pyramids at Giza to the modernist buildings designed by Victor Horta in Brussels.
Travelers will revel in the possibilities; historians and students will turn to the rich text describing the heritage of every nation and every individual.
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An octagonal marble screen surrounds the tombs of the two monarchs in the
funerary chamber of the mausoleum. ... THE TOMB OF MUMTAZ MAHAL At the
end of 1631, as work was just beginning on the construction of the Taj Mahal, the
THE TOMBS OF RAMESSES II AND NEFERTARI While the Pharaoh Ramesses
II lived much longer than his wife Nefertari, ... The tomb of the great pharaoh, in
fact, is still being excavated today, while the queen's tomb has been completely ...
tomb was located on the north side, facing the Pole Star; to the east, a funerary
temple was linked by an elevated road to a temple in the valley; to the south, a
secondary pyramid represented the cenotaph of the Kingdom of Upper Egypt.
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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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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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