1.         Rock Art of Alta (Norway) (C 352)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1985

Criteria  (iii)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/352/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/352/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/352/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

In June 2003, the Centre was informed about vandalism at some of the rock engravings at Amtmannsnes caused by motorbikes with spiked tires and four-wheel drive cars, scarring the ancient carvings. ICOMOS Norway commented at the time that that this area had long been a cause for concern since it is located close to a recreation area where paths are frequently used for motor cross training. 


At the time of the preparation of this document no report from the State Party had been received.


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.92

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Noting with concern the information provided on the vandalism caused to some of the rock carvings at Alta,

2. Requests the State Party to review the level of protection of the property and to take the appropriate measures to prevent further damages to the carvings;

3. Acknowledges the State Party's report of 10 June 2004 and takes note of the measures taken to protect the property from further damage and progress made to enhance legal protection of the property.