Cultural Treasures of the World


Revered, admired, and protected – every country and culture has certain artefacts that are prized above all others. This book brings together more than 200 of these objects, exploring the fascinating and unique stories behind each of them. From the Bust of Nefertiti to the Benin Bronzes, and the Altamira cave paintings to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, these artefacts and artworks are revered for their beauty, artistry, or historical significance – and often all three at once. Discover how and why they were created, unravel the hidden meanings and symbolism they contain, and learn about the cultural legacy they have left behind.

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