Saturday, March 14, 2009

UNESCO Videos: World Heritage

There is a wonderful website, which currently has a collection of nearly 200 short, beautifully produced videos chosen to convey the richness of mankind's cultural heritage.
Through the Heritage Images Archives Initiative, NHK and UNESCO are contributing to the documenting and safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and of natural heritage, in order to ensure transmission of knowledge between generations and promote cultural diversity.

The partnership between UNESCO and NHK Japanese broadcasting corporation builds on state-of-the-art digital visual and sound processing technologies for the production of short digital TV documentaries on Heritage using Hi-Vision technology as well as quality 3-D moving images and reconstruction images related to the World Heritage Sites.

These videos have been edited and adapted by UNESCO especially for online access.
Here is one of the videos:

The Water Palace
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada

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