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The Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua 824 Italy C(ii)(iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii), considering that the Botanical Garden of Padua is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world, and represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture. It has made a profound contribution to the development of many modern scientific disciplines, notably botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology, and ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
Country: Italy
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) 826 Italy C(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that the eastern Ligurian Riviera between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural site of outstanding value, representing the harmonious interaction between people and nature to produce a landscape of exceptional scenic quality that illustrates a traditional way of life that has existed for a thousand years and continues to play an important socio-economic role in the life of the ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Country: Italy
The Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena 827 Italy C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the joint creation of Lanfranco and Wiligelmo is a masterpiece of human creative genius in which a new dialectical relationship between architecture and sculpture was created in Romanesque art. The Modena complex bears exceptional witness to the cultural traditions of the 12th century and is one of the best examples of an architectural complex where religious and civic values are combined ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
Country: Italy
The Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculanum and Torre Annunziata 829 Italy C(iii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v), considering that the impressive remains of the towns of Pompei and Herculaneum and their associated villas, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, provide a complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world. The Committee asked Italy to submit a progress report in time for the Bureau meeting in June 1998, on ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Country: Italy
The Costiera Amalfitana 830 Italy C(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that the Costiera Amalfitana is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values resulting from its dramatic topography and historical evolution.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Costiera Amalfitana
Country: Italy
The Archaeological Area of Agrigento 831 Italy C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that Agrigento was one of the greatest cities of the ancient Mediterranean world, and it has been preserved in an exceptionally intact condition. Its great row of Doric temples is one of the most outstanding monuments of Greek art and culture.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Archaeological Area of Agrigento
Country: Italy
Villa Romana del Casale 832 Italy C(i)(ii)(iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iii), considering that the Villa del Casale at Piazza Armerina is the supreme example of a luxury Roman villa, which graphically illustrates the predominant social and economic structure of its age. The mosaics that decorate it are exceptional for their artistic quality and invention as well as their extent. The Committee asked the State Party to provide a report on the conservation and management of the site and in particular on the monitoring of ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Villa Romana del Casale
Country: Italy
Su Nuraxi di Barumini 833 Italy C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (iii) and (iv), considering that the nuraghe of Sardinia, of which Su Nuraxi is the pre-eminent example, represent an exceptional response to political and social conditions, making an imaginative and innovative use of the materials and techniques available to a prehistoric island community.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Su Nuraxi di Barumini
Country: Italy
The Ch'angdokkung Palace Complex 816 Korea (Republic of) C(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the Ch'angdokkung Palace Compound is an outstanding example of Far Eastern palace architecture and garden design, exceptional for the way in which the buildings are integrated into and harmonized with the natural setting, adapting to the topography and retaining indigenous tree ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Changdeokgung Palace Complex
Country: Republic of Korea
Hwasong Fortress 817 Korea (Republic of) C(ii)(iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii), considering that the Hwasong Fortress is an outstanding example of early modern military architecture, incorporating the most highly developed features of that science from both east and west. The Delegate of the Republic of Korea thanked the Committee for having decided to inscribe the above two sites on the World Heritage ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Hwaseong Fortress
Country: Republic of Korea
The Historic Centre of Riga 852 Latvia C(i)(ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii), considering that the historic centre of Riga, while retaining its medieval and later urban fabric relatively intact, is of outstanding universal value by virtue of the quality and the quantity of its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world, and its 19th century architecture in ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic Centre of Riga
Country: Latvia
Hospicio Cabanas, Guadalajara 815 Mexico C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the Hospicio Cabañas is a unique architectural complex, designed to respond to social and economic requirements for housing the sick, the aged, the young, and the needy, which provides an outstanding solution of great subtlety and humanity. It also houses one of the acknowledged masterpieces of mural ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
Country: Mexico
The Archaeological Site of Volubilis 836 Morocco C(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the Archaeological Site of Volubilis on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi), considering that this site is an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Country: Morocco
The Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) 837 Morocco C(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe the Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that it is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of this type of historic town, displaying all the features of the high Andalusian culture.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
Country: Morocco
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha 666rev. Nepal C(iii)(vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi). As the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, the sacred area of Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from a very early period. The Delegate of Thailand declared that apart from Lumbini, there are two other sites closely associated with Buddha which are in the process of preparation to be presented as serial ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout 818 Netherlands C(i)(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv) considering that the Kinderdijk-Elshout mill network is an outstanding man-made landscape that bears powerful testimony to human ingenuity and fortitude over nearly a millennium in draining and protecting an area by the development and application of hydraulic technology.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
Country: Netherlands
The Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour 819 Netherlands C(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that the Historic Area of Willemstad is a European colonial ensemble in the Caribbean of outstanding value and integrity, which illustrates the organic growth of a multicultural community over three centuries and preserves to a high degree significant elements of the many strands that came together to create ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao
Country: Netherlands
Rohtas Fort 586rev Pakistan C(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that the Rohtas Fort is an exceptional example of the Muslim military architecture of central and south Asia, which blends architectural and artistic traditions from Turkey and the Indian sub-continent to create the model for Mughal architecture and its subsequent refinements and adaptations.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Rohtas Fort
Country: Pakistan
Historic District of the Town of Panama with the Salon Bolivar 790 Panama C(ii)(iv)(vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi), considering that Panamá was the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas, in 1519, and the Historic District preserves intact a street pattern, together with a substantial number of early domestic buildings, which are exceptional testimony to the nature of this early settlement. The Salón Bolivar is of outstanding historical importance, as the venue for ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The Medieval Town of Torun 835 Poland C(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that Torun is a small historic trading city that preserves to a remarkable extent its original street pattern and outstanding early buildings, and which provides an exceptionally complete picture of the medieval way of life.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Medieval Town of Toruń
Country: Poland
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