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Memory of the World: The treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day Kindle Edition
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, priceless documentary heritage records the diversity of languages, peoples and knowledge that has influenced humanity from the early days of human history to the present. This heritage documents important events, discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world.
The UNESCO Memory of the World programme was created to preserve these recorded treasures of humanity and mobilize resources so that future generations can enjoy this legacy which is preserved in the major libraries, archives and museums across the globe.
This book is a full listing of all entries on the official UNESCO Memory of the World international register:
• Unique list of documentary heritage from around the world
• Photographs and descriptions for 244 precious documents
• All entries identified by the UNESCO International Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Director-General
• 42-line Gutenberg Bible, printed on vellum
• Archives of the International Prisoners of War Agency, 1914-1923
• Bayeux Tapestry
• Magna Carta, issued in 1215
• Philippine Paleographs (Hanunoo, Buid, Tagbanua and Pala’wan)
• The Endeavour Journal of James Cook
• The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939)
• Russian posters of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries
• The Battle of the Somme documentary
• The Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem
- ASIN : B0092HPZ2K
- Publisher : Collins (November 29, 2012)
- Publication date : November 29, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 262771 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 36 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,121 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,302 in One-Hour History Short Reads
- #14,234 in World History (Kindle Store)
- #102,991 in World History (Books)
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It states the reason for the list is because many documents were destroyed because of a library fire during the Bosnian War and the need to ensure that precious documents are preserved. I have only had a quick look at it so far, but cannot help but think that the listing is only the first step to preserving the artifacts described.