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Decision : CONF 203 VIII.B.1
Inscription: El Fuerte de Samaipata (Bolivia)

Property: El Fuerte de Samaipata

Id. N°: 883

State Party: Bolivia

Criteria: C(ii)(iii)

The Committee inscribed this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii):

Criterion (ii): The sculptured rock at Samaipata is the dominant ceremonial feature of an urban settlement that represents the apogee of this form of prehispanic religious and political centre.

Criterion (iii): Samaipata bears outstanding witness to the existence in this Andean region of a culture with highly developed religious traditions, illustrated dramatically in the form of immense rock sculptures.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Properties: Fuerte de Samaipata
Year: 1998
Decision Code: CONF 203 VIII.B.1