State of Conservation (SOC)

Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
  Azerbaijan
Date of Inscription: 2000
Nomination records (Year): 1998
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Threats*
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • Housing
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2003 -2009
Threats to the Site:

The site sustained significant damage during the earthquake of November 2000 and is increasingly affected by the pressure of urban development, the absence of conservation policies and by dubious restoration efforts.



* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.