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The Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau 729 Germany C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value since these buildings are the seminal works of the Bauhaus architectural school, the foundation of the Modern Movement which was to revolutionize artistic and architectural thinking and practice in the twentieth century. The Committee also noted that this type of inscription testifies a better recognition of the 20th century ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
Country: Germany
Cologne Cathedral 292Rev. Germany C(i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iv) considering that the monument is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional work of human creative genius, constructed over more than six centuries and a powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval and modern Europe. The Committee suggested that protective legislation should be set up which would ensure that new constructions around the property would be in conformity with the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
Country: Germany
The Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg 783 Germany C(iv)(vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi), considering that it is of outstanding universal value bearing unique testimony to the Protestant Reformation, which was one of the most significant events in the religious and political history of the world and constitutes outstanding examples of 19th century historicism. The Committee congratulated the German authorities on this nomination and considered that its symbolic value clearly justifies inscription under ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
Country: Germany
The Archaeological Site of Vergina 780 Greece C(i) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i) and (iii) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value representing an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. This is vividly demonstrated in particular by the remarkable series of royal tombs and their rich contents. The Committee decided to add to the proposed criteria ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)
Country: Greece
The Millenary Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment 758 Hungary C(iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iv) and (vi) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value illustrating in an exceptional manner the structure and setting of an early Christian Monastery that has evolved over a thousand years of continuous use. Its location and the early date of its foundation bear unique witness to the propagation and continuity of Christianity in Central Europe. This nomination called the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
Country: Hungary
Sangiran Early Man Site 593 Indonesia C (iii) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated site under cultural criteria (iii) and (vi) as one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution that admirably illustrates the development of Homo sapiens sapiens from the Lower Pleistocene to the present through the outstanding fossil and artefactual material that it has produced.  
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
Skellig Michael 757 Ireland C(iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional, and in many respects unique example of an early religious settlement deliberately sited on a pyramidal rock in the ocean, preserved because of a remarkable environment. It illustrates, as no other site can, the extremes of a Christian monasticism characterizing much of North Africa, the Near East and ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Sceilg Mhichíl
Country: Ireland
Castel del Monte 398Rev. Italy C(i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value in its formal perfection and its harmonious blending of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Muslim world, and classical antiquity. Castel del Monte is a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture, reflecting the humanism of its founder, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. The Delegation of Mexico emphasized the importance of the Castle as a reference point ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Castel del Monte
Country: Italy
The Trulli of Alberobello 787 Italy C(iii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iii), (iv) and (v) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional example of a form of building construction deriving from prehistoric construction techniques that have survived intact and functioning into the modern world. The name of this property has been changed to "The Trulli of ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: The Trulli of Alberobello
Country: Italy
The Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna 788 Italy C(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being of remarkable significance by virtue of the supreme artistry of the mosaic art that the monuments contain, and also because of the crucial evidence that they provide of artistic and religious relationships and contacts at an important period of European cultural history. The original name of the nominated property has been changed ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Country: Italy
The Historic Centre of the City of Pienza 789 Italy C(i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it represents the first application of the Renaissance Humanist concept of urban design, and as such occupies a seminal position in the development of the concept of the planned "ideal town" which was to play a significant role in subsequent urban development in Italy and beyond. The application of this principle in Pienza, and in particular in the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
Country: Italy
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) 775 Japan C(vi) The Delegation of China expressed reservations on the approval of this nomination in a statement prior to the Committee taking its decision. The text of China's statement is reproduced in Annex V. The Committee decided to inscribe the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) on the World Heritage List, exceptionally on the basis of cultural criterion (vi). The Delegate of the United States of America made a statement dissociating his Delegation from the Committee's decision. This text is reproduced in Annex ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Country: Japan
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine 776 Japan C(i) (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (vi) as the supreme example of this form of religious centre, setting traditional architecture of great artistic and technical merit against a dramatic natural background and thereby creating a work of art of incomparable physical beauty. The Delegate of Germany suggested that the authorities may consider cultural landscape criteria for a possible ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Country: Japan
The Ancient ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt, Oualata 750 Mauritania C (iii) (i v) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (iii), (iv) and (v) considering that these four ancient cities constitute exceptional examples of settlements built to serve the important trade routes of the Sahara Desert, and which were witness to cultural, social and economic contacts for many centuries. Several delegations emphasized the importance of this inscription, following a long safeguarding campaign, which adds to ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The Prehispanic Town of Uxmal 791 Mexico C (i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value. The ruins of the ceremonial structures at Uxmal represent the pinnacle of late Mayan art and architecture in their design, layout and ornamentation, and the complex of Uxmal and its three related towns of Kabah, Labna and Sayil admirably demonstrate the social and economic structure of late Mayan society. The Committee also commended Mexico on the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
Country: Mexico
The Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro 792 Mexico C(ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value and an exceptional example of a colonial town whose layout symbolizes its multi-ethnic population. It is also endowed with a wealth of outstanding buildings, notably from the 17th and 18th centuries.  
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
Country: Mexico
The Historic City of Meknes 793 Morocco C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the Historic City of Meknes under cultural criterion (iv) because it represents in an exceptionally complete and well preserved way the urban fabric and monumental buildings of a 17th century Maghreb capital city which combines elements of Islamic and European design and planning in a harmonious fashion. Furthermore, the Committee congratulated Morocco on the presentation of Meknes, and welcomed its inscription Moulay'a Ismail capital on the World Heritage List. Meknes strengthens the coherence of the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic City of Meknes
Country: Morocco
The Defence Line of Amsterdam 759 Netherlands C(ii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (v) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it is an exceptional example of an extensive integrated defence system of the modern period which has survived intact and well conserved since it was created in the later 19th century. It is also notable for the unique way in which the Dutch genius for hydraulic engineering has been incorporated into the defences of the nation's capital ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Defence Line of Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
The Historic Centre of Oporto 755 Portugal C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criterion (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as the urban fabric and its many historic buildings bear remarkable testimony to the development over the past thousand years of a European city that looks outward to the west for its cultural and commercial links.  
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
Country: Portugal
The Historic Walled Town of Cuenca 781 Spain C(ii) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (v) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it is an exceptional example of the medieval fortress town that has preserved its original townscape remarkably intact along with many excellent examples of religious and secular architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries. It is also exceptional because the walled town blends into and enhances the fine rural and natural landscape within which it is ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
Country: Spain
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