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Megalithic Temples of Malta

Malta
Factors affecting the property in 1992*
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1992
Requests approved: 1 (from 1981-1981)
Total amount approved : 1,625 USD
Missions to the property until 1992**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

(presented as Ggantija - Malta)

 

The Bureau expressed its concern regarding the protection of Megalithic temples and requested the World Heritage Centre to draw the attention of the competent Maltese authorities to the necessity of establishing a larger buffer zone with better legal protection. The Bureau requested that the Maltese authorities submit a report on this subject to the sixteenth session of the Committee, particularly because a proposal for extending this site has also been presented by the Maltese authorities this year.

The observations and recommendations of the Bureau regarding the state of conservation of this site were transmitted to the Maltese authorities by letter of 9 September 1992 and the report requested by the Bureau is awaited.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1992
16 BUR VI.45
Gantija (Malta)

The Bureau expressed its concern regarding the protection of Megalithic temples and requested the World Heritage Centre to draw the attention of the competent Maltese authorities to the necessity of establishing a larger buffer zone with better legal protection. A report on the information received will be submitted to the Committee at its next session, particularly in the light of a proposal for extension of this site presented by the Maltese authorities this year.

16 COM VIII
SOC: Ggantija Temples (Malta)

Ggantija Temples (Malta)

The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre brought up the problem of protecting the Megalithic temples of Ggantija and indicated that the report requested of the Maltese authorities on this subject had arrived shortly before the sixteenth session of the Committee. This report shows that the authorities involved have taken the Bureau's concerns into consideration and confirmed the request to extend the site.

16 COM X.C
Extension and Change of Name: Megalithic Temples (Malta)

Megalithic Temples

132 bis

Malta

C(iv)

The Committee decided to extend the existing cultural property, the Temples of Ggantija, to include the five prehistoric temples situated on the islands of Malta and Gozo and to rename the site as "The Megalithic Temples of Malta".

No draft decision

Report year: 1992
Malta
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
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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