1.         Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) (Jordan) (C 1093)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2004

Criteria  (i)(iv)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1093/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1093/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

ICOMOS Missions in July 2003 and March 2005 

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

The ICOMOS Evaluation of the nomination had stressed the following isues: no management structure, no management and conservation plans, lack of security due to open trenches and unstable structures

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1093/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2005

The Committee, at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), decided to inscribe the property on the World Heritage List, and requested the State Party to submit its annual work plan for the first year following the inscription.  No information was provided at the time of drafting this document, other than a letter from the Department of Antiquities indicating a stability problem at one of the towers.

At the time of drafting the present document, the report of the monitoring mission had not yet reached the Centre.  Therefore, whatever information received prior to the 29th session of the Committee will be reported orally.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 29 COM 7B.41

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev and the Draft Decision 29 COM 7B.41.Rev,29 COM 7B.41.Rev,

2. Having noted the additional information presented by the World Heritage Centre,

3. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.22 taken at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

4. Commends the State Party of Jordan for the steps taken towards the establishment of management and conservation plans for the property;

5. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, as soon as possible, with detailed information regarding the foreseen visitors centre, parking and shelter(s) prior to any decision making, as per paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

6. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to undertake the second foreseen joint monitoring mission, in close consultation with the State Party, and to report on such mission at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), notably as regards the progress made towards the establishment of an operational management plan and structure.