World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Firefly Books, 2009 - Architecture - 832 pages
Updated for 2010, this guide fully describes every official UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. In clear text that highlights all the fascinating facts, this revised edition of World Heritage Sites details all 890 properties, including the 13 new sites added in 2009.
Covering 148 countries, the World Heritage List has proved to be a valuable tool in the battle to preserve much of the world's cultural and natural heritage. Its strict criteria result in only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it onto the list, including:
The new sites added to this edition are:
Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 with the ambitious goal to build peace in the minds of men and women through education, social and natural science, culture and communication.
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The oldest part of the present abbey, the small pre-Romanesque church of Notre-
Dame-sous-Terre, undoubtedly dates back to the tenth century. There are
Romanesque influences in the nave of abbey church and in a group of convent ...
Speyer Cathedral Germany Criteria - Interchange of ualues North Baltic Sea
EUROPE Speyer Cathedral exerted a considerable influence on the
development of Romanesque architecture in the eleventh and twelfth centuries,
and also on the ...
(Old Town) Spain Criteria - Human creative genius; Interchange of ualues;
Heritage associated with euents of uniuersal significance Tne Old Town of
Santiago de Compostela, with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, is
one of the ...
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