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UNESCO World Heritage: Lunenburg, Willemstad, Vigan, Butrint

UNESCO World Heritage: Lunenburg, Willemstad, Vigan, Butrint
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Price: £8.99
Availability: In Stock
Model: Region-free DVD
Manufacturer: SWR Media
Average Rating: Not Rated

This rare, imported DVD contains four episodes from the ‘Treasures of the World’ series:

  • Lunenburg: Life after Cod - Canada
  • Willemstad: Little Amsterdam in the Caribbean - Netherlands Antilles
  • Vigan: "Earthquake Baroque" & Shell Windows - Philippines
  • Butrint: Health Resort & Festival Venue of the Ancient World - Albania

In striking pictures, shot on 35mm film, the TV programme ‘Treasures of the World - Heritage of Mankind’ tells the stories of World Heritage sites in hundreds of different episodes.

This extensive series explores some of the world’s most remarkable historic treasures in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
This far-reaching video production features important world monuments and investigates fascinating people, with a particular focus on architecture, visual arts and ancient history.

Through wonderful footage of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, identified for their lasting value to humanity, viewers will get a glimpse of the world’s rich and diverse cultural history.

The series is still regularly broadcast on German television (SWR Südwestrundfunk), where it is known as ‘Schätze der Welt – Erbe der Menschheit’.

The episodes on this DVD can be pre-viewed on the SWR website (but with German audio, whereas this DVD contains the original English narration). See:

The DVDs of the series were released commercially in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, where the series is known as 'The Heritage of World Civilizations'.
(it should not be confused with ‘Lost Treasures Of The Ancient World’, which is a very different series of DVDs)

Each episode runs for approx 12-13 mins.
There are 4 episodes per DVD and the total playing time per DVD is approx 50 minutes.

Narrated in English
Music by Klangraum
Produced for SWR and SWR Media
Co-produced with UNESCO, ZDF and DW Deutsche Welle (2001-2)

Please note:  This is a rare, imported DVD that comes without cover artwork and does not come in a full-size case - please click on the thumbnail picture below to see a close-up photograph of the actual DVD in its case:

For more information about our imported DVDs please see our FAQs.


Region:             Region 0 (all regions, region-free)

Video format:     NTSC

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English or Chinese

Subtitles:          Chinese or none

Screen size:      Wide screen (16:9 aspect ratio)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in NTSC video format and is region-free - it is guaranteed to play in all Region 2 and Region 1 DVD players. This DVD will play in DVD players worldwide. If in doubt, please contact us.

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