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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Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and half- built, half-carved in
the rock, Petra was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-
Phoenicia. Petra was first established around the sixth century BC by the
Tjukurpo also teaches about the location and care of rock holes and other water
sources. 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 19S7. Ulum-Kata
Tjuta National Park Australia Criteria - Traditional human settlement; Heritage ...
It is closely associated with a hunter- gatherer economy, as demonsIrated both in
the rock art and in the relics of this tradition in the local Adivasi villages nearby
694 WHITE CITY OF TEL-AVIV | ROCK SHELTERS OF BHIMBETKA i0tS 1979 ...
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