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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Among the surviving pubhc buildings erected from the time of Augustus are the
remains of the theatre, now incorporated into a more recent structure, and
sections of the aqueducttothe north of the city. The Villa Rotunda. ▽ 1979 1980
There are manyfine buildings designed for leisure activities along the way, built
when the area was opened up due to the advent of the railway. EUROPE AdTMw
Hpi^r Mediterranean 'J c,ea Sea Kalte Rinneuiaduct. Holasovice Historical ...
Some of the houses, such as Bridge House, the Hunter Building, or Whitehall, are
impressive mansions, dating from the nineteenth century and embellished with
imposing balconies and verandas. The Roman town was sited on a hill with the ...
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