State of Conservation (SOC)
Meidan Emam, Esfahan (1995)
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September 1995: ICCROM mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The Bureau requested the Iranian authorities to consider the establishment of meaningful buffer zones to protect the World Heritage site and expressed its concern over the impact of the various proposed transportation infrastructure and to inform the Committee through the systematic monitoring report to be prepared by the Government.
In following up this request, the Iranian Cultural Organization invited the participation of international experts in an assessment of the state of conservation of all three World Heritage cultural properties in Iran. The Centre, with the approval of the Iranian authorities, requested ICCROM to take part in this exercise. A mission was carried out in September 1995 and the draft report on the state of conservation of the Meidan Eman of Isfahan, Tchogha Zanbil and Persepolis is currently under preparation.
The Bureau may wish to recommend the Committee to express its appreciation to the Iranian authorities for using the systematic monitoring exercise as an opportunity for furthering international cooperation in the protection and preservation of World Heritage.
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VII.39 Heidan Emam of Isfahan (Iran)
The Secretariat informed the Committee that it received the draft report of a mission carried out in September 1995 to assess the state of conservation of the Meidan Eman of Isfahan by the Iranian Cultural Organization in association with ICCROM following the concern raised by the Bureau in July 1995 on the impact of the new road projects on this site. The Committee took note of this and decided to study the reports at the next Bureau meeting before formulating its recommendations.
The Secretariat recommends the Committee to take note of the written information provided by the Secretariat and to adopt the following:
"The Committee expressed its appreciation to the Iranian authorities for using the systematic monitoring exercise as an opportunity for furthering international cooperation in the protection and preservation of World Heritage."
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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”).