Inscription: El Fuerte de Samaipata (Bolivia)
Property: El Fuerte de Samaipata
Id. N°: 883
State Party: Bolivia
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.