State of Conservation (SOC)
Megalithic Temples of Malta (1992)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:1,625USD
|1981||2-week consultant mission to advise on setting up a stone ...||1,625 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
(presented as Ggantija - Malta)
The Bureau expressed its concern regarding the protection of Megalithic temples and requested the World Heritage Centre to draw the attention of the competent Maltese authorities to the necessity of establishing a larger buffer zone with better legal protection. The Bureau requested that the Maltese authorities submit a report on this subject to the sixteenth session of the Committee, particularly because a proposal for extending this site has also been presented by the Maltese authorities this year.
The observations and recommendations of the Bureau regarding the state of conservation of this site were transmitted to the Maltese authorities by letter of 9 September 1992 and the report requested by the Bureau is awaited.
Link to the decision
Ggantija Temples (Malta)
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre brought up the problem of protecting the Megalithic temples of Ggantija and indicated that the report requested of the Maltese authorities on this subject had arrived shortly before the sixteenth session of the Committee. This report shows that the authorities involved have taken the Bureau's concerns into consideration and confirmed the request to extend the site.
Link to the decision
The Committee decided to extend the existing cultural property, the Temples of Ggantija, to include the five prehistoric temples situated on the islands of Malta and Gozo and to rename the site as "The Megalithic Temples of Malta".
No draft decision
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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”).