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Decision : 28 COM 14B.22
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List [Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)]

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Inscribes the site of Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a), Jordan on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (iv) and (vi):

Criterion (i): Um er-Rasas is a masterpiece of human creative genius given the artistic and technical qualities of the mosaic floor of St. Stephen's church.

Criterion (iv): Um er-Rasas presents a unique and complete (therefore outstanding) example of stylite towers.

Criterion (vi): Um er-Rasas is strongly associated with monasticism and with the spread of monotheism in the whole region, including Islam.

2. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre its annual work plan for the first year following the inscription of the site, the complete
management and conservation plans and to organise two monitoring missions to review the progress of the implementation of these plans;

3. Further requests the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with ICOMOS, to submit a report on these monitoring missions for the consideration of the Committee at its 29th and 30th sessions, in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: ARB
States Parties: Jordan
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 28 COM 14B.22