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Decision 4 COM V.12
Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda: Nominations the World Heritage List (inscribed sites)

The Committee decided to enter in the world Heritage List the following 28 sites:


Name of property

State Party


Qalaa of Beni Hammad


124 Historic Town of Ouro Prêto Brazil
133 Burgess Shale Site Canada
79 Paphos Cyprus
10 Lower Valley of the Awash Ethiopia
12 Tiya Ethiopia
5 Aksum Ethiopia
17 Lower Valley of the Omo Ethiopia
35 Ashante Traditional Buildings


129        Maya Site of Copan Honduras
91 Historic Centre of Rome Italy

The representative from Italy agreed to communicate to his Government the
Committee's recommendation to extend the protected zone on the Western
side as far as the walls built by Urban VIII.

The Committee considered it desirable that the Vatican City be also protected under
the World Heritage Convention and therefore recommendedthat an invitation to accede to the
Convention be addressed by the General Conference of Unesco to the Holy See.


Church and Dominican Convent of Santa      
Maria delle Grazie with "The Last
Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.


130 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Malta
131 City of Valetta Malta
132 Ggantija Temples Malta
55      Røros Norway
138 Archaeological ruins at Moenjodaro Pakistan
139 Taxila Pakistan

Buddhist ruins at Takht-i-Bahi andNeighbouring city remains at Sahri-Bahlol   

135 The fortifications on the Caribbean

side of Panama:Portobelo-San Lorenzo

30 Historic centre of Warsaw Poland
22 Ancient city of Bosra Syrian Arab Republic
23 Site of Palmyra Syrian Arab Republic
  The Committee recommends that the necropolises and the remains of the
Roman aqueduct which are situated outside the fortified walls should be
included in the protected zone. The Committee draws attention to the hotel
facilities on the site which should not, in its opinion, be further extended.
8 Ichkeul National Park Tunisia

The Committee received assurances from the delegate of Tunisia that the
Government of Tunisia will implement a plan for corrective measures, as
described in documents submitted to the Secretariat, so that the integrity of
Ichkeul National Park will be maintained in the future.

134 Redwood National Park United States of America
100 Durmitor National Park Yugoslavia
136 Garamba National Park Zaïre
137 Kahuzi-Biega National Park Zaïre
Report of the Rapporteur on the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee