Committee Decisions

33 COM 8B.17

Cultural properties - Extension of properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List - Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (Pakistan)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1,

2. Decides not to approve the extension of the Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro, to include the Mehrgarh, Rehman Dheri and Harappa as an extension to the Indus Valley Civilization Sites, Pakistan, on the World Heritage List;

3. Encourages the State Party to consider resubmitting Mehrgarh and Rehman Dheri as new nominations following additional research and comparative analyses;

4. Also encourages, in relation to Harappa, the State Party to consider resubmitting the site as an extension to the Archaeological Ruins at Mohenjodaro following the strengthening of the management and conservation of the site, review of the property boundary and buffer zone, and further research to more firmly establish the specific links between the two archaeological sites.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Pakistan
Session: 33COM