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Committee Decisions

29 COM 8B.46

Extension of Properties Inscribed on the World Heritage List (Frontiers of the Roman Empire)

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. Approves the extension of Hadrian's Wall (United Kingdom) to include the Frontiers of the Roman Empire - Upper German-Raetian Limes (Germany) on the World Heritage List on the basis of the cultural criteria (ii), (iii), and (iv), excluding:

a) reconstructions carried out since 1965; and

b) urban development above Roman remains;

3. Recommends that the reconstructed elements excluded from the nomination, together with development above the Roman remains, be considered as a buffer zone for the inscribed property;

4. Also recommends that the nomination be seen as the second phase of a possible wider, phased, serial transboundary nomination to encompass remains of the Roman frontiers around the Mediterranean Region;

5. Agrees that the combined Hadrian's Wall and Upper German-Raetian Limes sites together be known as the "Frontiers of the Roman Empire";

6. Also agrees that the Hadrian's Wall site be known as Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall and that the Upper German-Raetian Limes site and that the Upper German-Raetian Limes site should be known as the Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Upper German-Raetian Limes.
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: EUR/NA
Session: 29COM