Cultural Properties - Pearling, testimony of an island economy (Bahrain)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/8B and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.8B1,
2. Refers the nomination of Pearling, testimony of an island economy, Bahrain, back to the State Party in order to provide a more detailed conservation approach for the urban buildings that sets out how the conservation of original fabric will be optimised, how the necessary skills will be put in place for the restoration of decorative woodwork and plasterwork, and how the overall conservation work will be phased and implemented.
3. Recommends the State Party to extend the boundary of the Bū Māhir fort site to cover its archaeological remains;
4. Also recommends that the State Party requests an advisory mission to the site.