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Decision 3 COM XII.46
Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List

The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the following 45 properties:

No. Name of property / State Party

19 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region / Ethiopia

20 Ancient City of Damascus Syrian / Arab Republic

The Committee noted the reservation expressed by ICOMOS concerning the threat to the site from rapid urban development.

31 Auschwitz concentration camp / Poland

The Committee decided to enter Auschwitz concentration camp on the List as a unique site and to restrict the inscription of other sites of a similar nature.

33 Bialowieza National Park / Poland

34 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra,Central and Western Regions / Ghana

36 Medina of Tunis / Tunisia

37 Site of Carthage / Tunisia

38 Amphitheatre of El Jem / Tunisia

39 Ngorongoro conservation area / Tanzania

42 Boyana Church / Bulgaria

43 Madara Rider / Bulgaria

44 Thracian tomb of Kazanlak / Bulgaria

45 Rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo / Bulgaria

58 Urnes Stave Church /  Norway

59 Bryggen / Norway

63 Virunga national park / Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)

64 Tikal national park / Guatemala

The Committee learned of a tourism development project in the park and expressed the hope that the planned construction would not jeopardize the cultural and natural value of the site.

65 Antigua Guatemala / Guatemala

71 Dinosaur provincial park / Canada

72 Kluane national Park, Wrangell-
St. Elias National monument / Canada & USA

75 Grand Canyon national park / USA

76 Everglades national park / USA

78 Independence Hall / USA

80 Mont St-Michel and its Bay / France

81 Chartres Cathedral / France

83 Palace and Park of Versailles / France

84 Vezelay, Church and Hill / France

85 Decorated grottoes of the Vezere Valley / France

86 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur / Egypt

The Committee took note of the ICOMOS proposal that a safeguarding plan for the environment of the pyramids should be drawn up.

87 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis / Egypt

88 The Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae / Egypt

89 Islamic Cairo / Egypt

Note was taken of the concern expressed by ICOMOS at the problems involved in safeguarding this site.

90 Abu Mena / Egypt

94 Rock drawings in Valcamonica / Italy

95 Old City of Dubrovnik / Yugoslavia

96 Stari Ras and Sopocani / Yugoslavia

97 Historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian / Yugoslavia

98 Plitvice lakes national park / Yugoslavia

99 Lake Ohrid (that part which lies in Yugoslavia) / Yugoslavia

The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the List in view of the assurances received concerning the integrity of the Lake as a whole.

113 Tchogha Zanbil /  Iran

114 Persepolis / Iran

115 Meidan-e Shah Esfahan / Iran

120 Sagarmatha National Park / Nepal

121 Kathmandu Valley / Nepal

125 Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor / Yugoslavia

Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to enter this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger as requested by the State Part concerned.

Decision Code
3 COM XII.46
Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Report of the rapporteur on the third session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision