1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die

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This book is the only guide you will need to explore all the most important historical sites on the planet. From Stonehenge to the Great Wall of China, from Sterkfontein Caves - the 'cradle of humanity' in South Africa to ancient Mayan cities and from great gothic cathedrals of Europe to majestic Middle Eastern Mosques and Indian temples, this book explores all the sites that bear significance to mankind today. Places where Kings and Queens were crowned, wars were won and lost, and Gods were worshipped are all featured here, as well as sites that saw great advancements in structural engineering. Some will be familiar to all, others are less well-known but informed, entertaining text and stunning photography will ensure the reader hs immense satisfaction at the discovery of each and every one.

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Following in the hugely popular series that featured 1001 Books, Movies, Albums and Natural Wonders Stunning photography In an age where the conservation of our planet is at the forefront of public concern, ensuring that our world's heritage and historical legacy is not lost is also of huge importance.

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This book is the only guide you will need to explore all the most important historical sites on the planet. From Stonehenge to the Great Wall of China, from Sterkfontein Caves - the 'cradle of humanity' in South Africa to Checkpoint Charlie, Germany and everywhere inbetween. The book explores all the sites that bear significance to us today. Places where Kings and Queens were crowned, wars were won and lost, people worship are all featured here, as well as sites that saw great advancements in structural engineering. Some will be familiar to all, others are less well-known but informed, entertaining text and stunning photography will ensure the reader has immense satisfaction at the discovery of each and every one.

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