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World Heritage
POLICY COMPENDIUM

2 - Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List

2.2 - Outstanding Universal Value

2.2.3 - Authenticity

3 - Policies Regarding CONSERVATION of World Heritage Properties

3.1 - Protection, conservation and management of World Heritage properties

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Operational Guidelines

Paragraph 86

“In relation to authenticity, the reconstruction of archaeological remains or historic buildings or districts is justifiable only in exceptional circumstances. Reconstruction is acceptable only on the basis of complete and detailed documentation and to no extent on conjecture.”

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