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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Sacred Sites of Tibet

Evening Course

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0242D
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There are 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Each of them offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. This series offers an in-depth overview of five of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites from around the world, from Iraq to Brazil. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research. 

Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He recently completed a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the Great Courses and is currently conducting research on the voyages of Captain Cook in the Pacific.

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Sacred Sites of Tibet

The city of Lhasa is filled with monuments that are considered to be sacred within the religious traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Jacobs provides an in-depth look at three of the most important: the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and the Norbulingka Park. Jacobs’ virtual journey through these sites reveals the history of Tibet, its diverse cultural influences, and complex relationship with China. 

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