Decision : CONF 208 X.A
Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda)
Property: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Id. N°: 1022
State Party: Uganda
Criteria C (i) (iii) (iv) (vi)
The Committee inscribed the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi on the World Heritage List under criteria (i), (iii), (iv), and (vi):
Criterion (i): The Kasubi Tombs site is a masterpiece of human creativity both in its conception and in its execution.
Criterion (iii): The Kasubi Tombs site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda.
Criterion (iv): The spatial organization of the Kasubi Tombs site represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries.
Criterion (vi): The built and natural elements of the Kasubi Tombs site are charged with historical, traditional, and spiritual values. It is a major spiritual centre for the Baganda and is the most active religious place in the kingdom.
The Committee noted that the site combines the historical and spiritual values of a nation.