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World Heritage Sites – Part II   

Z  Online Class:  A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before each session begins.

Back by popular demand, we continue with more fascinating documentaries of UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the world. Starting in 1972, UNESCO has designated as World Heritage Sites more than a thousand locations valued for their outstanding cultural and/or natural significance to humanity. The sites include archaeological excavations, masterpieces of religious or secular architecture, monumental sculpture, and painting. Many sites also represent the earth’s most magnificent features of physical and biological formation. This class, adopted from The Great Courses series, features lectures by Justin M. Jacobs of American University, and breathtaking visuals from six of the most outstanding World Heritage Sites. We invite and encourage a lively discussion of the selected sites.  


September 15:      Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
                             The Taj Mahal of Agra (India)
                             Angkor Wat, the Great Khmer Temple (Cambodia)

September 22:     Teotihuacan, the Largest City of Mesoamerica (Mexico)
                             Timbuktu, Islam’s Center by the Sahara (Mali)
                             Persepolis, the Great Persian Capital (Iran)


Toby Teorey is the current Vice-Chair of the Elderwise Council. He is retired from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and in retirement pursues his enduring love of world history, music, and culture.