Books & Media

By Ermelinda Kordha Tolica , University of Tirana (AL)

Interested readers and researchers in cultural heritage and especially dedicated to underground built heritage may find interesting the following titles:

1. The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage, edited By C. Saiz-Jimenez 2014. It is a proceedings volume of selected papers from the International Workshop “The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage”. This book covers a wide range of scientific dimensions of the conservation and management of caves and necropolises. This state-of-the-art book may be of particular interest to archaeologists, historians, conservationists, cultural heritage specialists, architects, engineers and local and governmental policy-makers. It represents debates regarding the use of Heritage for Economic and Tourism purposes and the need for conservation of heritage itself.

 

 

 

 

2. World Heritage in Europe today, by Galland Pier-re, Lisitzin Matri, Oudaille-Diethardt Anatole, Young, Published in 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, 2016. This book focuses on World Heritage in Europe, based on a Pe-riodic Reporting exercise under the World Heritage Convention that took place across the region in 2012- 2014. The book shows through European cases that the great many benefits to joining the World Heritage family but also quite a few challenges. The book can be found online, since being an open access literature of UNESDOC digital library. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000243680 

 

 

 

3. Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet, by Will Hunt. The book is a panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient under-ground cities—an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36701550-underground 

 

 

 

 

 

Journals
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjhs20/current

Films: YouTube videos

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5lC5OCmm8M
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUqxhYJqGhU Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owPkX3LiAow 3D scanning of an ancient Underground city in Iran
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-km8Kj6ZFM Albania’s Underwater Treasure: Govt struggles to preserve cultural heritage
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-K079txZe8 general. Why many World Heritage sites are at risk | The Economist
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7nWN79RESE 15 Most Amazing Cities Found Underwater