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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Georgia Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery P435T; Historical Monuments of
Mtskheta P437; Upper Suaneti P481T. India Agra Fort p161; Ajanta Caves P156;
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi P342*; Champaner- Pauagadh Archaeological ...
Its monuments are among the undisputed masterpieces of Mesoamerican
architecture because of the beauty of their proportions, the refinement of their
construction and the splendour of their sculpted decorations. These monuments
India (continued) Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 204 Group of
Monuments at Pattadakal 308 Humayun's Tomb, Delhi 403 Kaziranga National
Park 224 Keoladeo National Park 216 Khajuraho Group of Monuments 249
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