Z Online Class: A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before each class session begins.
In this class we continue our series with more fascinating documentaries of UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the world. Starting in 1972, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated as World Heritage Sites more than 1,000 locations valued for their outstanding cultural and/or natural significance to humanity. The sites include archaeological excavations, masterpieces of religious or secular architecture, monumental sculptures, and paintings. 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.
March 7: Samarkind, Crossroads of Central Asia
Tibet’s Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
Mt. Fuji, the Symbol of Japan
March 14: Ancient Egypt, Thebes
The Mogao Grottos and Manuscripts, China
Afghanistan’s Lost Bamiyan Buddhas
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.