State of Conservation (SOC)
Archaeological Site of Delphi (1992)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:50,000USD
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The Bureau was satisfied with the positive assessment of the state of conservation of the monuments and expressed its wish that the national authorities take measures to strengthen the protection of this site.
The Division of Classical Antiquities responsible for the management of the site has informed the World Heritage Centre that at present no major problems regarding the protection of Pronaea are foreseen, and that the "Tholos" has been entirely fenced around and tourists are not allowed to enter the temple. The restoration works in the Attalos-Stoa and the Athenian Treasury have also been completed and a buffer zone, between the site and inhabited areas, has been created by a Ministerial decree and the use of the surrounding land is regulated by law.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Delos and Delphi (Greece)
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre informed the Committee of the status of the site of Delos, over which the Bureau had expressed some concern in terms of the human resources required for its protection. Following the explanations provided by the Observer from Greece, the Committee took note of the willingness of the Greek authorities to increase the number of guards in spite of the problems involved in attracting employees to an island which is no longer inhabited. On the other hand, concerning the site of Delphi, the Greek Observer reminded the Committee of the protective measures taken as well as the restoration activities coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the excavation works of the Ecole Frangaise d'Athenes celebrated in 1992.
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Need to strengthen the protection of the site
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”).