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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Cracow's Historic Centre Poland Criteria - Significance in human history The
historic centre of Cracow (Krak6w), the former capital of Poland, is an outstanding
example of medieval architecture. The thirteenth century merchants' town has
Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and
churches with magnificent interiors. Remnants of the fourteenth-century
fortifications, the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues,
Jagellonian University and ...
After the Reconquista. the Christian reconquest of Spain in 1492, the influx of a
substantial Christian population into Granada broughI new developments. Late
Gothic or early Plateresque churches and monasteries harmonized with the
existing architecture. However, the Albayzin still bears witness to its medieval
Moorish origins as its urban fabric, architecture and main characteristics adapted
successfully to new ways of living. 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1Q8A 1985
Medieval City of Rhodes Greece Criteria - Interchange of ualues; Significance in
human history; Traditional human settlement Rhodes is an outstanding example
of a medieval defensive architectural ensemble. The fortifications of Rhodes, long
considered impregnable, exerted an influence throughout the eastern
Mediterranean basin in the later Middle Ages. Within its walls, the old town of
Rhodes is an important example of traditional human settlement characterized by
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