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Decision : 31 COM 8B.29
Nomination of natural, mixed and cultural properties to the world heritage list - Sarazm

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/8B and WHC-07/31.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Defers the examination of the nomination of Sarazm, Tajikistan, to the World Heritage List to allow the State Party to consider submitting a new nomination, in order to:

     a) Explore further the values and significance of the property;

     b) Give consideration to extending the installation of protective covers to all the excavated features on the site;

     c) Reduce the level of excavation on the site and to divert the emphasis to the use of non-invasive techniques of geophysical prospecting for further exploration of the property;

     d) Give consideration to setting up a conservation unit on the site.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Tajikistan
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 8B.29