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Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: The Prehispanic Town of Uxmal (Mexico)

The Prehispanic Town of Uxmal



C (i) (ii) (iii)

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value. The ruins of the ceremonial structures at Uxmal represent the pinnacle of late Mayan art and architecture in their design, layout and ornamentation, and the complex of Uxmal and its three related towns of Kabah, Labna and Sayil admirably demonstrate the social and economic structure of late Mayan society.

The Committee also commended Mexico on the inscription of Uxmal which is one of the most exceptional examples of Mayan architecture in Mesoamerica.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Mexico
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VIII.C