Take a guided tour through history and discover the world’s most precious and culturally significant artifacts.
Revered, admired, protected – every country and culture has certain artifacts that are prized above all others. Featuring highlights from the world’s leading institutions, Cultural Treasures of the World collects over 180 of these objects and explores the fascinating and unique stories behind each one.
From Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to the Cyrus Cylinder and the Kakadu cave paintings, these works are revered for their beauty, their exquisite artistry, or their historical significance – and often all three at once. Learn how and why they were created, unravel the hidden meanings and symbolism they contain, and understand the important cultural legacy they have left behind.
A treasure trove of human creativity that brings alive civilizations and cultures in an unforgettable way, Cultural Treasures of the World is the perfect gift for art lovers and armchair travelers everywhere.