State of Conservation (SOC)
Bahla Fort (1997)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:57,000USD
|1988||Financial contribution to works and training for the safeguarding ...||50,000 USD|
|1988||Mission to evaluate the threats to the integrity of Bahla Fort ...||7,000 USD|
October 1988: ICOMOS mission; March 1994: UNESCO World Heritage Centre mission; December 1994: ICOMOS expert mission; May-June 1995: experts mission; September 1996: expert mission; October 1997: expert mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Degradation of the structures;
- Use of recent construction materials (cement, etc.)
Current conservation issues
A new expert mission was scheduled for October 1997 to advise on the preservation of the Fort. At the time of the preparation of this document the outcome of the mission was not yet known.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Committee may wish to examine information that may be available at the time of its session and take appropriate action thereupon.
Link to the decision
VII.28 Bahla Fort (Oman)
The Committee decided that full information on the work undertaken would be submitted to the Bureau, in June 1998, based on the report of the expert mission which visited the site in October 1997.
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Degradation of the structures
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1988 -2004
Threats to the Site:
Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger at the request of the State Party, following the advanced state of deterioration of the monument, which is getting worse every rainy season.
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”).