State of Conservation (SOC)
Ancient City of Damascus (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 87,300USD
|| Financial contribution to the consolidation works in the Ancient ...
|| Conservation work in the City of Damascus
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The situation described in the last Bureau report still stands. The Syrian authorities were informed of the recommendations of the Bureau and were requested by the Centre to respond to these by 1st October 1993. At the time of writing this report, no information has been received at WHC from the Syrian authorities and it is hoped that ICOMOS will now urgently undertake the general monitoring mission to Syria to review the reconstruction work both at the Umayad Mosque and to other monuments in the old city of Damascus which have recently been undertaken without prior notification to the World Heritage Centre.
Ancient City of Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic
Date of Inscription: 1979
- Management activities
- Other Threats:
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).
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