Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: The Archaeological Site of Vergina (Greece)

The Archaeological Site of Vergina



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 cultural criterion (i), since the paintings found at Vergina are of extraordinarily high quality and historical importance.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Greece
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VIII.C