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Committee Decisions

32 COM 8D

Clarifications of property boundaries and sizes by States Parties in response to the restrospective inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8D,

2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.2 and 31 COM 11A.2, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively,

3. Recalls that, as decided at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) by Decision 31 COM 11A.2, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

4. Congratulates States Parties in the European Region and the States Parties of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia on the excellent work accomplished in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List,

5. Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and sizes provided by the following States Parties in the European and Arab Regions in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-08/32.COM/8D:

  • Armenia: Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin;
  • Austria: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg; Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn; Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape;
  • Belgium: Flemish Béguinages;
  • Bulgaria: Boyana Church; Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak; Rila Monastery; Ancient City of Nessebar;
  • Croatia: Old City of Dubrovnik; Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian; Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč;
  • Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Telč; Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora; Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape; Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž;
  • Denmark: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church; Roskilde Cathedral;
  • Egypt: Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur; Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis; Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae; Historic Cairo; Abu Mena; Saint Catherine Area;
  • Estonia: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn;
  • Germany: Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square; Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl; Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin; Town of Bamberg;
  • Greece: Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae; Mount Athos; Medieval City of Rhodes; Archaeological Site of Mystras; Delos;
  • Hungary: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue; Old Village of Hollókö and its Surroundings; Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment; Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (presented jointly with Slovakia);
  • Ireland: Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne; Skellig Michael;
  • Italy: Historic Centre of San Gimignano; City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto; Historic Centre of Siena; Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta; The trulli of Alberobello; Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna; Historic Centre of the City of Pienza; Residences of the Royal House of Savoy; Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua; Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto); Costiera Amalfitana; Archaeological area of Agrigento; Su Nuraxi di Barumini; Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia;
  • Latvia: Historic Centre of Riga;
  • Luxembourg: City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications;
  • Morocco: Medina of Marrakesh; Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; Archaeological Site of Volubilis;
  • Poland: Cracow's Historic Centre; Historic Centre of Warsaw; Old City of Zamość; Medieval Town of Torún; Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork;
  • Portugal: Monastery of Batalha; Cultural Landscape of Sintra; Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley;
  • Romania: Danube Delta;
  • Slovakia: Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity; Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments; Vlkolínec; Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (presented jointly with Hungary);
  • Spain: Garajonay National Park;
  • Tunisia: Ichkeul National Park;
  • Ukraine: Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra;
  • United Kingdom: Durham Castle and Cathedral; Ironbridge Gorge; Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites; Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd; Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church; Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church; Maritime Greenwich;

6. Requests the European and Arab States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in 2005, 2006 and 2007 within the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all requested clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2008 at the latest.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-08/32.COM/8D
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Properties: Abu Mena Ancient City of Nessebar Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Archaeological Area of Agrigento Archaeological Site of Mystras Archaeological Site of Volubilis Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Boyana Church Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Costiera Amalfitana Cultural Landscape of Sintra Danube Delta Delos Durham Castle and Cathedral Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Flemish Béguinages Garajonay National Park Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Historic Cairo Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Riga Historic Centre of San Gimignano Historic Centre of Siena Historic Centre of Telč Historic Centre of the City of Pienza Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian Ironbridge Gorge Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments Maritime Greenwich Medieval Town of Toruń Medina of Marrakesh Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Monastery of Batalha Mount Athos Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Old City of Dubrovnik Old City of Zamość Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Rila Monastery Roskilde Cathedral Saint Catherine Area Sceilg Mhichíl Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Su Nuraxi di Barumini Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The Trulli of Alberobello Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Town of Bamberg Vlkolínec Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
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