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 integrated in a programme of cultural routes initiated by the Council of Europe and Italy.