Report on the Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring Mission to the World Heritage Site of Abu Mena, Egypt, 18-23 November 2012


Following the inscription of Abu Mena on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001, the World Heritage Committee has been monitoring its state of conservation and dispatched missions to the property. In 2012 the World Heritage Centre became aware of conservation/reconstruction activities underway at the main basilica, which appeared not to conform to internationally agreed standards for such works on World Heritage properties. As a result of this knowledge, the World Heritage Committee, at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), adopted Decision 36 COM 7A.20 by which it requested a new reactive monitoring mission to the property. The joint World Heritage Centre/ ICOMOS mission took place from 18 to 23 November 2012.

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Category: Mission reports
Language: English (en)
Publication date: Friday, 23 November 2012
Author: Veronique Dauge, World Heritage Centre;Christopher Cleere, ICOMOS
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