1.         Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt) (C 86)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (i)(iii)(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/86/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1991-1995)
Total amount approved: USD 81,450
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/86/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/86/

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. 

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


Decision Adopted: 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.