State of Conservation (SOC)
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
In March 1993, the Centre learnt that the construction of a road was foreseen in the immediate vicinity of the Acropolis of Samos, in front of the Tunnel of Eupalinos, and by letter of 12 March 1993 requested the Greek authorities for information on this subject.
In their reply of 25 April 1993, the Greek authorities informed the Centre that the project is directly under the supervision of the Ministry of culture, which feels that the project would not endanger the site nor the Tunnel.
At its seventeenth session in June 1993, the Bureau adopted the view of the Rapporteur who stressed that, considering the archaeological importance of the site, additional detailed information should be requested by the Centre about this project and its progress. The Centre requested further information from the Greek authorities by letter of 3 August 1993 and will communicate the response to the Committee at its seventeenth session if they are in a position to do so at that time.
Analysis and Conclusion
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The Greek authorities informed the Bureau at its seventeenth session that a road project would be undertaken under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and that this project would not endanger the site nor the Eupalinos Tunnel. The Central Archaeological Council recently informed the Centre that the proposed road project has been rejected. The municipality was therefore studying alternative solutions that would not affect the protected area.
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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”).