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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It covers an area of nearly 0.8 km2 and was an important trading centre with both
European and Asian cultures. ... Great Zimbabwe National Monument Zimbabwe
Criteria - Human creatiue genius; Testimony to cultural tradition; Heritage ...
The buildings exhibit North Sea Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the
Carpathian Mountain Area Slovakia Criteria - Testimony to cultural tradition;
Significance in human history EUROPE some variations in their floor plans,
... important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural
area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental
arts, town-planning or landscape design; Testimony to cultural tradition iii. to bear
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