Publication of two new ICOMOS Thematic studies
Cultural Heritages of Water: The cultural heritages of water in the Middle East and Maghreb
In the framework of its work as UNESCO Advisory Body, ICOMOS undertakes comparative and thematic studies, in different subject areas in order to provide a context for its evaluations.
This new volume seeks to provide assistance for recognising, studying and preserving traditional cultural heritages linked to water in arid / semi-arid regions and also establish benchmark examples, not only for properties which could be nominated for the World Heritage List, but also for properties of regional or local importance.
ISBN : 978-2-91886-21-5 (e-version)
A printed version is available upon request (free of charge, except for postage fees): please contact ICOMOS Documentation Centre
e-version (free download, PDF 7,5 Mb)
ICOMOS / IAU
Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: Thematic Study no.2
"Following the publication of the first ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study (“TS1”) in 2010, the IAU requested its Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage to develop particular case studies in greater detail, so as to explore further and clarify some of the key issues highlighted in TS1 that can arise in the particular case of astronomical heritage sites." [Source UNESCO Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy]
ISBN : 978-2-918086-19-2 (e-book)
e-version (free download, PDF 19 Mb)