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Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Land conversion
  • Other Threats:

    Fragility of the abdobe structures

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Fragility of its adobe structures

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 1 (from 1987-1987)
Total amount approved : 20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1993**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat] 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)

Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)

Conservation and maintainance of this very extensive archaeological site requires continuous efforts. Continued research on conservation techniques for adobe structures is necessary. An interregional training course on adobe conservation was in preparation between ICCROM, CRAterre, and the Regional Project. The issue of invasions and land occupation by farmers needs to be addressed immediately in order to rapidly and permanently reclaim and secure the site's intangible zone.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1993
Date of Inscription: 1986
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)
Danger List (dates): 1986-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)

* : 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.