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State of Conservation (SOC)

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  Palestine
Date of Inscription: 2012
Nomination records (Year): 2012
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(vi)
Danger List: Yes
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Documents
WHC-14/38.COM/7A
States Parties SOC Report
2014
Threats*
  • Management activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Other Threats:

    Urgent and necessary consolidation works required (roofing, ...)

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2012
Threats to the Site:

 The World Heritage Committee acknowledged the ascertained threats due to the vulnerability of the property, in order to support the urgent and necessary consolidation works, as well as to safeguard the authenticity and integrity of the property; and decided to inscribe it on the List of World Heritage in Danger. 



* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.