Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery (Hungary)
Property: The Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery
Id. N°: 853 Rev
State Party: Hungary
Criteria: C (iii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):
Criterion (iii): The burial chambers and memorial chapels of the Sopianae cemetery bear outstanding testimony to the strength and faith of the Christian communities of Late Roman Europe.
Criterion (iv): The unique Early Christian sepulchral art and architecture of the northern and western Roman provinces is exceptionally well and fully illustrated by the Sopianae cemetery at Pécs.
The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Sopianae Palaeochristian Cemetery Site, Pécs to The Pécs ( Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery.