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Property: Plitvice Lakes National Park Id. N°: 98 bis State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee approved the extension of Plitvice Lakes National Park site by the nominated area of 10,020 ha as this would contribute to the integrity of the site.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
Property: Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst Id. N°: 725-858 bis State Party: Hungary / Slovakia Criteria The Committee approved the incorporation of the Dobšinská Ice Cave as part of the Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst World Heritage site. Although this ice cave is a relatively small (6km2) and specialised feature, it does add variety to the existing site and its features relate to and complement the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The Delegate of Hungary welcomed the extension and the Observer of Slovakia informed the Committee ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Country: Hungary Slovakia
Property: Kopacki rit Id. N°: 964 State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee noted that Kopacki rit is an important site at the European scale and very significant within the Danube Basin as a whole. Nonetheless, it does not meet the criteria set by the World Heritage Convention and a number of important integrity questions remain unresolved. The Committee decided not to inscribe the property on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Country: Croatia
Property: uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park Id. N°: 985 State Party: South Africa Criteria: N(iii) (iv) C (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (iii) and (iv) and cultural criteria (i) and (iii): Natural criteria (iii) and (iv): The site has exceptional natural beauty with soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site. The site's diversity ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Country: South Africa
Property: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Id. N°: 995 State Party: Argentina Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii) The Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias are exceptional examples of the fusion of European and indigenous values and cultures during a seminal period in South America. Criterion (iv) The religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in South America for over 150 years by the Society of Jesus produced a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
Country: Argentina
Property: The Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Id. N°: 960 State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ii): Criterion (ii): The Monastery of Geghard, with its remarkable rock-cut churches and tombs, is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovatory features which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the region. The Delegate of Italy stressed that this site is ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Country: Armenia
Property: The Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Id. N°: 1011 State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The developments in ecclesiastical architecture represented in an outstanding manner by the Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots had a profound influence on church design over a wide region. Criterion (iii): The Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Country: Armenia
Property: The Wachau Cultural Landscape Id. N°: 970 State Party: Austria Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribed this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Wachau is an outstanding example of a riverine landscape bordered by mountains in which material evidence of its long historical evolution has survived to a remarkable degree. Criterion (iv): The architecture, the human settlements, and the agricultural use of the land in the Wachau vividly illustrate a basically medieval landscape that has evolved ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Wachau Cultural Landscape
Country: Austria
Property: The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower Id. N°: 958 State Party: Azerbaijan Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Walled City of Baku represents an outstanding and rare example of a historic urban ensemble and architecture with influence from Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian cultures. In response to several Delegates, expressing concern about the authenticity and coherence of the management ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
Property: The Mir Castle Complex Id. N°: 625 State Party: Belarus Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv). Criterion (ii): Mir Castle is an exceptional example of a central European castle, reflecting in its design and layout successive cultural influences (Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) that blend harmoniously to create an impressive monument to the history of this region. Criterion (iv): The region in which Mir Castle stands has a long history of political and cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mir Castle Complex
Country: Belarus
Property: The Historic Centre of Brugge Id. N°: 996 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Historic Town of Brugge is testimony, over a long period, of a considerable exchange of influences on the development of architecture, particularly in brick Gothic, as well as favouring innovative artistic influences in the development of medieval painting, being the birthplace of the school of the Flemish Primitives. Criterion (iv): The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
Property: The Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels) Id. N°: 1005 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Town Houses of Victor Horta in Brussels are works of human creative genius, representing the highest expression of the influential Art Nouveau style in art and architecture. Criterion (ii): The appearance of Art Nouveau in the closing years of the 19th century marked a decisive stage in the evolution of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Country: Belgium
Property: The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) Id. N°: 1006 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes provide exceptional testimony to early human inventiveness and application. Criterion (iii): The arrival of the Neolithic cultures marked a major milestone in human cultural and technological development, which is vividly illustrated by the vast complex of ancient flint mines at ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
Country: Belgium
Property: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai Id. N°: 1009 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai bears witness to a considerable exchange of influence between the architecture of the Ile de France, the Rhineland, and Normandy during the short period at the beginning of the 12th century that preceded the flowering of Gothic architecture. Criterion (iv): In its imposing dimensions, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Country: Belgium
Property: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture Id. N°: 567rev State Party: Bolivia Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruins of Tiwanaku bear striking witness to the power of the empire that played a leading role in the development of the Andean prehispanic civilization. Criterion (iv) The buildings of Tiwanaku are exceptional examples of the ceremonial and public architecture and art of one of the most important manifestations of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Churches of Chiloé Id. N°: 971 State Party: Chile Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii) The Churches of Chiloé are outstanding examples of the successful fusion of European and indigenous cultural traditions to produce a unique form of wooden architecture. Criterion (iii) The mestizo culture resulting from Jesuit missionary activities in the 17th and 18th centuries has survived intact in the Chiloé archipelago, and achieves its highest ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
Property: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System China Id. N°: 1001 State Party: China Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii),(iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Dujiangyan Irrigation System, begun in the 2nd century BCE, is a major landmark in the development of water management and technology, and is still discharging its functions perfectly. Criterion (iv): The immense advances in science and technology achieved in ancient China are graphically illustrated by the Dujiangyan ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Country: China
Property: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun Id. N°: 1002 State Party: China Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv), and (v): Criterion (iii): The villages of Xidi and Hongcun are graphic illustrations of a type of human settlement created during a feudal period and based on a prosperous trading economy. Criterion (iv): In their buildings and their street patterns, the two villages of southern Anhui reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Country: China
Property: Longmen Grottoes Id. N°: 1003 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iii): Criterion (i): The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity. Criterion (ii): The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form that was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia. Criterion (iii): The high cultural level and sophisticated society of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Longmen Grottoes
Country: China
Property: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Id. N°: 1004 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (i): The harmonious integration of remarkable architectural groups in a natural environment chosen to meet the criteria of geomancy (Fengshui) makes the Ming and Qing Imperial Tombs masterpieces of human creative genius. Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The imperial mausolea are outstanding testimony to a cultural and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Country: China
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