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Treasury of World Culture : Archaeological Sites Vol.I - Valerio Terraroli

Treasury of World Culture

Archaeological Sites Vol.I

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UNESCO is an international organization, founded in 1945, dedicated to the identification and safeguarding of all sites - historic, artistic, landscape or natural - identifiable as part of the shared heritage of humanity and threatened with destruction or radical transformation. Since 1972, the year of the creation of the World Heritage Foundation, UNESCO has identified and declared as the inalienable heritage of humanity some 600 places, ranging from natural sanctuaries and man-made landscapes to whole urban centres, archaeological areas and individual monuments. This is the first volume in a three-volume series jointly published by Skira with UNESCO. The aim of the series is to illustrate and describe these valuable sites and to establish them as a shared and universal heritage of contemporary society. This rich volume presents 46 emblematic archaeological areas and urban centres, including places of worship, urban settlements, and historic and architectural complexes, which, in their entirety, constitute an ideal tour of the history, cultures and manifold creative expressions of humanity. Each site is documented with an array of colour reproductions and a rich explanatory text. The volume is completed by the charter map of the World Heritage Foundation and includes a complete list, with justification for inclusion, of the archaeological sites and urban centres identified by the international organization. With this instrument for learning and understanding, and through a particularly rich selection of images, places of all sorts, distant in time and space, can be found together in a singular and fascinating collection devoted to the complex paths of human history and culture: a true heritage of every nation and every individual. Two more volumes in the series will follow: Great Monuments (2004) and Sanctuaries of Nature (2005).

Apostolic Palaces, Vatican Museums, Saint Peter's Square and Basilicap. 4
Dubrovnikp. 18
Bambergp. 26
Berlin, Die Museumsinsel (The Island of Museums)p. 32
Stonehengep. 38
Athens, Acropolisp. 42
Ferrarap. 52
Paestump. 60
Pienzap. 66
Pisa, Campo dei Miracoli (The Field of Miracles)p. 72
Pompeiip. 82
Ravenna, the Early Christian Buildingsp. 90
Rome, the Imperial Forumsp. 102
Vicenza and the Palladian Villasp. 112
Cracowp. 122
Praguep. 130
Novgorodp. 138
Suzdal and Vladimirp. 144
Cordobap. 150
Salamancap. 158
Angkorp. 166
Xi'anp. 174
Kyotop. 178
Petrap. 184
The Caves of Ajantap. 190
Persepolisp. 194
Baalbekp. 202
Damascusp. 208
Palmyrap. 216
Kandyp. 224
Hierapolisp. 228
Bukhara, the Historic Centrep. 234
San'ap. 240
Algiers, the Casbahp. 248
Muslim Cairop. 254
Thebes and the Royal Tombsp. 262
Leptis Magnap. 268
Marrakeshp. 274
Brasiliap. 280
Havana, the Old Cityp. 284
Copanp. 292
Chichen Itzap. 300
Teotihuacanp. 308
Cuzcop. 314
Machu Picchup. 322
Nazcap. 328
World Heritage Sitesp. 335
Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritagep. 374
Photo creditsp. 382
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ISBN: 9788884913937
ISBN-10: 8884913934
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 22nd September 2003
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 2.19
Edition Number: 1