World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres
Unesco, 2002 - Social Science - 383 pages
In 1972 UNESCO created the World Heritage Foundation, a program to identify and protect "world heritage sites" -irreplaceable environments ranging from natural areas to whole urban centers. To date over 600 such sites have been designated for protection on four continents, including places of worship, monuments, living settlements, and historic complexes, which taken together constitute an ideal tour of the history, cultures and creative expressions of humanity.
That tour begins here, in the first of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series: 46 living and archeological built environments from continuously-occupied cities such as Crakow and old Havana to archeological treasures such as Macchu Picchu (Peru) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia); Petra (Jordan); the Imperial Forums (Italy); the Casbah of Algiers; Teotihuacan (Mexico)-and discoveries that make a full spectrum of world cultures.
Each site is presented up close with color reproductions and a rich explanatory text. The volume is completed by the charter map of the World Heritage Foundation and includes UNESCO's standards for designation. With this particularly rich selection of images, places distant in time and space can be seen as connected in a singular and fascinating way: the true heritage of every nation and every individual.
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The Museum of the Lustgarten, as soon as it was completed, proved to be too
small, and in fact it was decided to start construction of another building in the
area adjoining to the north; for this purpose the Crown purchased the land
adjacent to the Museum, so as to have space for new buildings. In 1841, the year
following the coronation of the new sovereign Frederick William IV, it was ordered
, by Royal Decree, that the entire island of the Spree should be transformed into a
'haven for ...
in a site to the east of the Neues Museum. In this way, for the first time
contemporary paintings entered the museums of Berlin, long excluded from the
context of the royal collections. With the advent on the throne of Kaiser Wilhelm II,
the new project for the construction of the Museum of the Renaissance found
financing. The building, set at the tip of the Island of Museums, was constructed to
plans by the architect Ernst Eberhard von Ihne, Court Counsellor for Construction
; work began ...
Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres. Opposite page The 'Leaning Tower' of
Pisa, in reality the campanile of the cathedral, was built beginning in 1 17 3 by
Bonanno Pisano, who also executed the bronze doors of the church, but it was
not completed until well into the fourteenth century because of the problems of
sinking ground that had already emerged during construction. & _ □<& X j <i »□
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