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Decision 32 COM 8D
Clarifications of property boundaries and sizes by States Parties in response to the restrospective inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8D,

2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.2 and 31 COM 11A.2, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively,

3. Recalls that, as decided at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) by Decision 31 COM 11A.2, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

4. Congratulates States Parties in the European Region and the States Parties of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia on the excellent work accomplished in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List,

5. Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and sizes provided by the following States Parties in the European and Arab Regions in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-08/32.COM/8D:

  • Armenia: Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin;
  • Austria: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg; Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn; Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape;
  • Belgium: Flemish Béguinages;
  • Bulgaria: Boyana Church; Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak; Rila Monastery; Ancient City of Nessebar;
  • Croatia: Old City of Dubrovnik; Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian; Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč;
  • Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Telč; Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora; Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape; Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž;
  • Denmark: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church; Roskilde Cathedral;
  • Egypt: Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur; Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis; Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae; Historic Cairo; Abu Mena; Saint Catherine Area;
  • Estonia: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn;
  • Germany: Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square; Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl; Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin; Town of Bamberg;
  • Greece: Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae; Mount Athos; Medieval City of Rhodes; Archaeological Site of Mystras; Delos;
  • Hungary: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue; Old Village of Hollókö and its Surroundings; Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment; Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (presented jointly with Slovakia);
  • Ireland: Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne; Skellig Michael;
  • Italy: Historic Centre of San Gimignano; City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto; Historic Centre of Siena; Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta; The trulli of Alberobello; Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna; Historic Centre of the City of Pienza; Residences of the Royal House of Savoy; Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua; Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto); Costiera Amalfitana; Archaeological area of Agrigento; Su Nuraxi di Barumini; Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia;
  • Latvia: Historic Centre of Riga;
  • Luxembourg: City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications;
  • Morocco: Medina of Marrakesh; Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; Archaeological Site of Volubilis;
  • Poland: Cracow's Historic Centre; Historic Centre of Warsaw; Old City of Zamość; Medieval Town of Torún; Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork;
  • Portugal: Monastery of Batalha; Cultural Landscape of Sintra; Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley;
  • Romania: Danube Delta;
  • Slovakia: Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity; Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments; Vlkolínec; Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (presented jointly with Hungary);
  • Spain: Garajonay National Park;
  • Tunisia: Ichkeul National Park;
  • Ukraine: Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra;
  • United Kingdom: Durham Castle and Cathedral; Ironbridge Gorge; Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites; Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd; Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church; Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church; Maritime Greenwich;

6. Requests the European and Arab States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in 2005, 2006 and 2007 within the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all requested clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2008 at the latest.

Decision Code
32 COM 8D
Themes
Credibility of the World Heritage List, Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Properties 81
Abu Mena Ancient City of Nessebar Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Archaeological Area of Agrigento Archaeological Site of Mystras Archaeological Site of Volubilis Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Boyana Church Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Costiera Amalfitana Cultural Landscape of Sintra Danube Delta Delos Durham Castle and Cathedral Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Flemish Béguinages Garajonay National Park Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Historic Cairo Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Riga Historic Centre of San Gimignano Historic Centre of Siena Historic Centre of Telč Historic Centre of the City of Pienza Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian Ichkeul National Park Ironbridge Gorge Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments Maritime Greenwich Medieval City of Rhodes Medieval Town of Toruń Medina of Marrakesh Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Monastery of Batalha Mount Athos Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Old City of Dubrovnik Old City of Zamość Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Rila Monastery Roskilde Cathedral Saint Catherine Area Sceilg Mhichíl Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Su Nuraxi di Barumini Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The Trulli of Alberobello Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Town of Bamberg Vlkolínec Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Year
2008
Keywords
Clarification
Documents
WHC-08/32.COM/24rev
Decisions Adopted at the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Quebec City, 2008)
Context of Decision
WHC-08/32.COM/8D
Other Documents (142)
Site Ait Ben Haddou: identification du bien du patrimoine mondial.
“Memphis and its Necropolis – The Pyramid Fields” Overlayed on ESA 1:2,500 Cadastral Map”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:14,300 A3. Shows boundary of component 86-001.
“Memphis and its Necropolis – The Pyramid Fields” Overlayed on ESA 1:50,000 Topographical Maps. A”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:70,000. A3. Shows upper boundary of component 86-002.
“Memphis and its Necropolis – The Pyramid Fields” Overlayed on ESA 1:50,000 Topographical Maps. B”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:70,000. A3. Shows lower boundary of component 86-002
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis - Map displaying all components of the inscribed property and their buffer zone
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis - Map displaying components “Temple of Karnak” (087-001) and “Temple of Luxor” (087-002)
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Overlayed on ESA 1:50,000 Topographical Maps”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:28,500A3. Shows boundaries of component 088-001
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Border of Amada”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:8,500. A3. Shows boundaries and buffer zone of component 088-002.
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Border of Wadi Sebua”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:11,000. A3. Shows boundaries and buffer zone of component 088-003.
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Overlayed on ESA 1:2,500 Cadastral Maps”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:7,000. A3. Shows boundaries of component 088-004
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Overlayed on ESA 1:2,500 Cadastral Maps”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:2,800. A3. Shows boundaries of component 088-005.
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Overlayed on ESA 1:2,500 Cadastral Maps”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:7,000. A3. Shows boundaries of components 088-006, 088-007, 088-008, ...
Map “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae” Overlayed on ESA 1:50,000 Topographical Maps”. In colour. Scale by calculation ~ 1:16,500. A3. Shows boundaries of components 088-007 and 088-009.
Map “Historic Cairo”, A3, scale 1:50000 showing in black the boundary of component 089-001 and in yellow its buffer zone.
Abu Mena - Map of the inscribed property
Map “Al-Fustat”, A3, scale 1:2500, displaying the components “Al-Imam ash-Shaf’i Necropolis” (089-003) and “As-Sayyidah Nafisah Necropolis” (089-004)
Map “Al-Imam ash-Shaf’I Necropolis”, A3, scale 1:5000 displaying the buffer zone
Map of Volubilis, A3, B&W, showing the boundaries of the World Heritage property
Ichkeul National Park - map shows in red the boundaries of the World Heritage property
Saint Catherine Area” Overlayed on MSD 1:100,000 Topographical Maps
Map “Mosque of Ahmed Tulun, The Citadel Area, The Fatidim Nucleus of Cairo, Necropolis”, A3, scale 1:6000
Map “City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications. Boundary of the UNESCO World Heritage property.” Scale 1:3000.
Vlkolinec reservation of folk architecture, delimitation of the World Heritage site
Map 1. Historical town of Banska Stiavnica and the technical monuments in its vicinity.Delimitation of the World Heritage site”, 87cmx47cm, scale 1:100000
Map “Boundaries of Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin”, A4, scale 1:10000
Map “UNESCO World Heritage property, Historic Centre of the city of Salzburg 1996”, scale 1:5000
Map “Schloss Schönbrunn”, A3, scale 1:10000
Map “UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut”, scale 1:50000
Hoogstraten – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Lier/Lierre – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Mechelen/Malines – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :3,000
Turnhout – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Sint-Truiden/Saint-Trond – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :8,000
Tongeren/Tongres – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, 1 :2,500
Dendermonde/Termonde – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Gent/Gand – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Sint-Amandsberg/Mont-Saint-Amand-lez-Gand – Béguinage de Sainte-Elisabeth: limites du bien du patrimoine mondial », A4, scale 1 :2,500
Diest – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial », A4, scale 1 :2,500
Leuven/Louvain – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Brugge/Bruges – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Kortrijk/Coutrai – Béguinage : limites du bien du patrimoine mondial, scale 1 :2,500
Boyana Church, scale 1:1000
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, scale 1:1000
Ironbridge Gorge - map of the World Heritage property
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Garajonay National Park: Limit of the Park and Peripheral Zone of Protection, scale 1:145,000
The map of Riga – the scheme shows how according to the demands of cultural heritage preservation, the territory of the Historic Centre of Riga and its buffer zone is differentiated
Rila Monastery, scale 1:25000
Map - Ancient City of Nessebar
Old City of Dubrovnik, scale 1:10000
Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, scale 1:5000
Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč, scale 1:5000
Historic Centre of Telč, scale 1:10,000
Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, scale 1:1,000
Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, scale 1:10,000
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, scale 1:65,000.
The Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž, scale 1:10,000.
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, scale 1: 2000
Roskilde Cathedral, scale 1:2000
Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square - map of the inscribed property
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin - Map of the World Heritage property
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae. Definition of boundaries, scale 1:5000
Mount Athos - map of the World Heritage property
Medieval City of Rhodes, scale 1:10000
Archaeological site of Mystras, scale 1:50000
Delos. Definition of boundaries, scale 1:10000
The World Heritage site of Budapest, including the banks of the Danube, the Buda castle quarter and Andrassy avenue, scale 1:20000
Old Village of Holloko and its Surroundings. Boundary of the World Heritage site, scale 1:6500
The World Heritage site of the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment”, scale 1:5000,
Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Brú na Bóinne), scale 1:10,000
Villa Trissino ora Trettenero, scale 1:5000
Villa Gazzotti Grimani ora Curti, scale 1:5000
Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda, scale 1:5000
Villa Angarano, scale 1:5000
Villa Caldogno, scale 1:5000
Villa Chiericati, scale 1:5000
Villa Forni Cerato, scale 1:5000
Villa Godi Malinverni, scale 1:10000
Villa Pisani Ferri, scale 1:5000
Villa Poiana, 1:5000
Villa Saraceno, scale 1:5000
Villa Thiene, scale 1:5000
Villa Trissino, scale 1:5000
Villa Valmarana Zen, scale 1:5000
Villa Valmarana Bressan, scale 1:5000
Villa Badoer, scale 1:5000
Villa Barbaro, scale 1:5000
Villa Emo, scale 1:10000
Villa Zeno, scale 1:5000
Villa Foscari, scale 1:5000
Villa Pisani, scale 1:5000
Villa Cornaro, scale 1:5000
Villa Serego, scale 1:5000
Villa Piovene, scale 1:5000
Historic Centre of San Gimignano, scale 1:4000
Historic Centre of Siena, scale 1:2500
Historic Center of Siena (ortophoto map), scale 1:15000
Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta, scale 1:100000
Casa D’Amore, scale 1:500
Piazza del Mercato, scale 1:300
Museo Storico, scale 1:300
Trullo Sovrano, scale 1:500
Aja Piccola Quarter, scale 1:1000
Monti Quarter, scale 1:2000
Arian Baptistry, scale 1:1000
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Basilica of San Vitale, scale 1:1500
Neonian Baptistry Oratory of S. Andrea – Archiepiscopal Chapel, scale 1:1500
Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, scale 1:1500
Mausoleum of Theodoric, scale 1:4000
Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, scale 1:1500
Saint-Sophia Cathedral - map of inscribed property and buffer zone
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, scale 1:1000
Residenze Sabaude – Torino: la Zona di Comando, scale 1:18500
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Rivoli, scale 1:18500
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Moncalieri, scale 1:5000
Residenze Sabaude – Reggia di Venaria, scale 1:20000
Residenze Sabaude - Torino: Borgo Castello nel Parco della Mandria, scale 1:55000
Residenze Sabaude - Palazzina di Stupinigi, scale 1:29000
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Aglié, scale 1:8000
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Racconigi, scale 1:40000
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Pollenzo, scale 1:6000
Residenze Sabaude - Castello di Govone, scale 1:7000
Botanical Garden of Padua - Map of the World Heritage property
Il Sito Archeologico e la Buffer Zone, scales 1:4000 / 1:2000
Cracow’s Historic Centre, scale 1:10000
Historic Centre of Warsaw, scale 1:4000
Old City of Zamosc, Poland, scale approximately 1:10000
Medieval Town of Torun, scale 1:10000
Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, scale 1:4000
Monastery of Batalha, scale 1:2,000
Parque Arqueologico Do Vale Coa, 1:100000
Kyiv Pechersk-Lavra and Church of the Saviour at Berestovo - map of inscribed property and buffer zone
Area proposed for extension of the core zone, scale 1:7800
Area of proposed core zone and proposed buffer zone, view corridors and view sectors, scale 1:50000
Rila Monastery Complex
Orlitsa Convent
Pchelino Convent
St Luke Hermitage
Grave of St Ivan Rilski
Spišský Hrad and the its Associated Cultural Monuments with Levoča and the Work of Master Paul in Spiš
Skellig Michael - Map of the World Heritage Property
Archaeological Area of Agrigento - Map of the inscribed property
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