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Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Egypt
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Underground transport infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Growing number of visitors (issue resolved)
  • Uncontrolled development of the nearby village (issue resolved)
  • Deterioration of the stones (issue resolved)
  • Road construction project (issue resolved) 
  • Tunnel construction project
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 4 (from 1991-1995)
Total amount approved : 81,450 USD
1995 Experts missions to Pyramids Plateau (Approved)   13,450 USD
1993 Financial contribution for the Pyramides Plateau of Giza (Approved)   20,000 USD
1991 Three international experts (an economist, an ... (Approved)   30,000 USD
1991 Mission to take part in the first stage of the ... (Approved)   18,000 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

While commending the State Party's commitment towards the preservation of the property, and particularly for having prevented the implementation of the proposed tunnel project, the Committee, at its last session had requested the Egyptian authorities to submit a report on the progress made in the development of management plans for the property.  At the time of the preparation of this report, however, the Centre had not received the requested report.

 

In February-March 2004, a regional Workshop on the application of information technology in the protection of World Heritage sites was organized by the World Heritage Centre in Saqqara, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) of the Ministry of Culture and the Centre for documentation of the Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT). The Workshop contributed to developing the capacity of staff from the property in recording and documenting the cultural heritage. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.50

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a report on the progress made in the development of management plans for the property, for the Committee's consideration at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision: 28 COM 15B.50

 The World Heritage Committee,

 1.       Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a report on the progress made in the development of management plans for the property, for the Committee's consideration at its 29th session in 2005.

Report year: 2004
Egypt
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 28COM (2004)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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