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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Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Complex of Koguryo Tombs P715*.
Korea, Republic of Changdeokgung Palace Complex p521; Gochang, Hwasun
and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites p6zfiT; Gyeongju Historic Areas P642; Haeinsa
Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i- Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
Pakistan Criteria - Significance in human history The Buddhist monastic complex
ofTakht-i- Bahi (Throne of Origins) was founded in the early first century.
... Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh 748
Belouezhskaya Pushcha / Biatowieza Forest 61 Mir Castle Complex 635 Struue
Geodetic Arc 747 Belgium Belfries of Belgium and France 575 Flemish
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