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Medieval City of Rhodes

Greece
Factors affecting the property in 1994*
  • Legal framework
  • Other Threats:

    Need for safeguarding and enhancement measures

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

The Coordinator of the MAP/UNEP Programme "100 Historical Sites" provided information on the Medieval City of Rhodes, with fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages, constructed on a part of the antique urban tissue (Hippodamos), of great historical interest dating from the Knight Templars (fortifications, castles, taverns, churches and houses) of gothic and flamboyant gothic style. This centre also includes monuments of the Byzantine period (churches, remains of fortifications), of the Turkish period (houses, mosques, baths, etc.) and the Italian period (intervention and reconstruction of the castle and other buildings).

In his state of conservation report, the Coordinator noted that inspite of the restoration work which had been carried out, the actual state of the existing monuments within the walls, and dating after the Second World War, requires first of all archaeological studies and then transformation and reconstruction.

The walls, which surround the Old City require safeguarding action as in several places they are in a state of collapse.

The Coordinator recommends: To assist in the safeguarding and enhancement of the Medieval City of Rhodes: to provide a legal framework for the main principles guiding the restoration of the buildings of the Medieval City of Rhodes in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Culture and its representatives.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1994

The Committee could request the Greek authorities for more precise information on the legal protection of the Medieval City as well as to define a legal framework.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
18 COM IX
SOC: Medieval City of Rhodes (Greece)

Medieval city of Rhodes (Greece)

The Committee requested the Greek authorities for precise information on the legal protection of the Medieval city as well as to define a legal framework for the main principles guiding the restoration of the buildings of the Medieval City of Rhodes.

The Committee requested the Greek authorities for precise information on the legal protection of the Medieval City as well as to define a legal framework for the main principles guiding the restoration of the buildings of the Medieval City of Rhodes.

Report year: 1994
Greece
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)
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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