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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Cairo, which was founded in the tenth century, was the new capital and centre of
the Islamic world, and its wealth of architectural treasures- mosques, madrasas,
palaces and caravanserais, hammams and fountains- reflect its importance at ...
EUROPE Budapest is one of the world's outstanding urban landscapes and
illustrates in its architecture the great periods in the history of the Hungarian
capital. It has the remains of monuments from various periods, such as the
Roman city of ...
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2007 2008 The new capital was planned in accordance with ancient oriental ...
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