Decision : 29 COM 8B.32
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Gnishikadzor Area Cultural Landscape )
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/8B, WHC-05/29.COM/8B.Add 2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.8B.1,
2. Decides not to inscribe Gnishikadzor Area Cultural Landscape (Armenia) on the World Heritage List, in its present form;
3. Encourages the State Party of Armenia to try and find ways to identify, record and if possible stabilise and restore the remarkable collection of lantern-roofed houses (glkhatuns), as exemplars of a type once widespread in the Caucasus and which have persisted for over two millennia.