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Committee Decisions

CONF 204 X.C.1

The Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley (Armenia)

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.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Armenia
Session: 24COM