Property: The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Id. N°: 958
State Party: Azerbaijan
Criteria: C (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv):
Criterion (iv): The Walled City of Baku represents an outstanding and rare example of a historic urban ensemble and architecture with influence from Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian cultures.
In response to several Delegates, expressing concern about the authenticity and coherence of the management policy of the site, ICOMOS underlined that the Walled City of Baku was the best preserved city of this region and that the inscription on the World Heritage List enhances the protection of the site. This statement was endorsed by several delegates. The Committee agreed to enlist the property but indicated that its concerns should be brought to the attention of the State Party.