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Property: Curonian Spit Id. N°: 994 State Party: Lithuania/Russian Federation Criteria: C (v) The Committee inscribed the Curonian Spit as a cultural landscape on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (v): Criterion (v) The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide). After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day. Concerning ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
Property: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) Id. N°: 965 State Party: Netherlands Criteria: C (i) (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii): Criterion (i): The Rietveld Schröderhuis in Utrecht is an icon of the Modern Movement in architecture and an outstanding expression of human creative genius in its purity of ideas and concepts as developed by the De Stijl movement. Criterion (ii): With its radical approach to design and the use of space, the Rietveld Schröderhuis ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
Country: Netherlands
Property: Ruins of León Viejo Id. N°: 613 rev State Party: Nicaragua Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruined town of León Viejo provides exceptional testimony to the material culture of one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements. Criterion (iv) The form and nature of early Spanish settlement in the New World, adapting European architectural and planning concepts to the material potential of another region, are uniquely preserved in the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ruins of León Viejo
Country: Nicaragua
Property: The Frankincense Trail Id. N°: 1010 State Party: Oman Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv). Criterion (iii): The group of archaeological sites in Oman represent the production and distribution of frankincense, one of the most important luxury items of trade in the Old World in antiquity. Criterion (iv): The Oasis of Shisr and the entrepots of Khor Rori and Al-Balid are outstanding examples of medieval fortified settlements in the Persian Gulf region. At the initiative ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Land of Frankincense
Country: Oman
Property: The Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa Id. N°: 1016 State Party: Peru Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The ornamented architecture in the historic centre of Arequipa represents a masterpiece of the creative integration of European and native characteristics, crucial for the cultural expression of the entire region. Criterion (iv): The historic centre of Arequipa is an outstanding example of a colonial settlement, challenged by the natural conditions, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
Property: The Kyongju Historic Areas Id. N°: 976 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (ii) and (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The Kyongju Historic Areas contain a number of sites and monuments of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea. Criterion (iii): The Korean peninsula was ruled for nearly a thousand years by the Shilla Dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Kyongju (including the holy mountain of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gyeongju Historic Areas
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites Id. N°: 977 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii): Criterion (iii): The global prehistoric technological and social phenomenon that resulted in the appearance in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE of funerary and ritual monuments constructed of large stones (the "Megalithic Culture") is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the dolmen cemeteries of Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kangwha. Supporting the nomination, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin Id. N°: 980 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Kazan Kremlin complex represents exceptional testimony of historical continuity and cultural diversity over a long period of time, resulting in an important interchange of values generated by the different cultures. Criterion (iii): The historic citadel represents an exceptional testimony of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Ensemble of Ferrapontov Monastery Id. N°: 982 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The wall paintings of Dionisy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin at Ferrapontov Monastery are the highest expression of Russian mural art in the 15th-16th centuries. Criterion (iv): The complex of Ferrapontov Monastery is the purest and most complete example of an Orthodox monastic community from the 15th-17th centuries, a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Island of Saint-Louis Id. N°: 956 State Party: Senegal Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List in the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The historic town of Saint-Louis exhibits an important exchange of values and influences on the development of education and culture, architecture, craftsmanship, and services in a large part of West Africa. Criterion (iv): The Island of Saint-Louis, a former capital of West Africa, is an outstanding example of a colonial city, characterized by its particular ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
Property: The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve Id. N°: 973 State Party: Slovakia Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): The fortified town of Bardejov provides exceptionally well preserved evidence of the economic and social structure of trading towns in medieval Central Europe. Criterion (iv): The plan, buildings, and fortifications of Bardejov illustrate the urban complex that developed in Central Europe in the Middle Ages at major points along the great trade ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
Country: Slovakia
Property: The Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco Id. N°: 875 Rev State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The Roman remains of Tárraco are of exceptional importance in the development of Roman urban planning and design and served as the model for provincial capitals elsewhere in the Roman world. Criterion (iii): Tárraco provides eloquent and unparalleled testimony to a significant stage in the history of the Mediterranean lands ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Country: Spain
Property: The Palmeral of Elche Id. N°: 930 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (v): Criterion (ii): The Palmeral (palm groves) of Elche represent a remarkable example of the transference of a characteristic landscape from one culture and continent to another, in this case from North Africa to Europe. Criterion (v): The palm grove or garden is a typical feature of the North African landscape which was brought to Europe during the Islamic occupation of much of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Palmeral of Elche
Country: Spain
Property: The Roman Walls of Lugo Id. N°: 987 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Roman walls of Lugo are the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Roman Walls of Lugo
Country: Spain
Property: The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí Id. N°: 988 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and( iv): Criterion (ii): The significant developments in Romanesque art and architecture in the churches of the Vall de Boí testify to profound cultural interchange across medieval Europe, and in particular across the mountain barrier of the Pyrenees. Criterion (iv): The Churches of the Vall de Boí are an especially pure and consistent ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
Country: Spain
Property: The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca Id. N°: 989 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (iii) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v): Criterion (iii): The earliest and most abundant evidence of humankind in Europe is to be found in the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca. Criterion (v): The fossil remains in the Sierra de Atapuerca constitute an exceptional reserve of information about the physical nature and the way of life of the earliest human communities in Europe. The Committee noted the change ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
Country: Spain
Property: The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Id. N°: 968 State Party: Sweden Criteria: C (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v): Criterion (iv): The landscape of Southern Öland takes its contemporary form from its long cultural history, adapting to the physical constraints of the geology and topograpy. Criterion (v): Southern Öland is an outstanding example of human settlement, making the optimum use of diverse landscape types on a single island. Several delegates, as ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
Country: Sweden
Property: The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone Id. N°: 884 State Party: Switzerland Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The fortified ensemble of Bellinzone is an outstanding example of a late medieval defensive structure guarding a key strategic Alpine pass. The Delegate of Italy drew the attention of the Committee to the influence of the Dukes of Milan in the construction of the defensive ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
Country: Switzerland
Property: The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda Id. N°: 983 State Party: United Kingdom Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Historic Town of St George with its related fortifications is an outstanding example of a continuously occupied, fortified, colonial town dating from the early 17th century and the oldest English town in the New World. ICOMOS recommended that this property be inscribed on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi). The Delegate of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Property: The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Id. N°: 984 State Party: United Kingdom Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): The Blaenavon landscape constitutes an exceptional illustration in material form of the social and economic structure of 19th century industry. Criterion (iv): The components of the Blaenavon industrial landscape together make up an outstanding and remarkably complete example of a 19th century industrial landscape. The Observer of the United ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000