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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Ireland Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne P401*; Skellig
Michael P492. Latvia Historic Centre of Riga P544; Struue Geodetic Arc P747*-
Lithuania Curonian Spit P615; Kernoue Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserue of
The Town Hall and Roland statue are an outstanding ensemble representing
civic autonomy and market freedom, as developed in the Holy Roman Empire.
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... Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata Italy 524 Archaeological Ensemble of the
Bend of the Boyne Ireland 401 Archaeological Ensemble of MeVida Spain 410
Archaeological Ensemble of Tdrraco Spain 621 Archaeological Landscape of the
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