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Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: The Monastery of Haghpat (Armenia)

The Monastery of Haghpat



C(ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the Monastery of Haghpat on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv) considering that it is of outstanding universal value and an exceptional example of ecclesiastical architecture that developed in Armenia in the 10th to 13th centuries which is unique by virtue of its blending of elements of both Byzantine church architecture and the traditional vernacular building style of this region.

The State Party was invited to consider the possible extension of the site to include the Sanahin Monastery when restoration works will be completed and a decision taken regarding the ownership of this site, to also include the Sanahin Bridge (Alaverdi) and the Kayanberd Fortress.


 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Armenia
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VIII.C