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Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

Peru
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • 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;
  • Occupation of land by farmers
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 2 (from 1987-1994)
Total amount approved : 40,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The Chan Chan Archaeological Zone was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1986 in view of the fragility of its adobe structures. An extensive monitoring report on the conditions of the site, prepared in the context of the regional monitoring programme for Latin America, was presented to the seventeenth session of the Committee. It was concluded that the conservation and maintenance of the site require continuous efforts as well as the recuperation of the land within the protected area that is presently being occupied by farmers.

In order to carry the research and training in adobe conservation further, the Peruvian authorities have taken the initiative to organize in early 1996 a regional/international training course in Chan Chan jointly with ICCROM, CRATerre and the Getty Conservation Institute. Parallel to the course, the participants and international experts will also evaluate the conservation practices and experiences in Chan Chan and define new conservation policies.

Action Required

Awaiting the results of the assessment of the conservation policies and practices at the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, to be undertaken in the context of the course on adobe conservation that will be held at Chan Chan early 1996, the Bureau recommends the Committee to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The Chan Chan Archaeological Zone was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1986 in view of the fragility of its adobe structures. An extensive monitoring report on the conditions of the site, prepared in the context of the regional monitoring programme for Latin America, was presented to the seventeenth session of the Committee. It was concluded that the conservation and maintenance of the site required continuous efforts as well as the recuperation of the land within the protected area that is presently being occupied by farmers.

In order to carry the research and training in adobe conservation further, the Peruvian authorities have taken the initiative to organize in late 1996 a regional/international training course in Chan Chan jointly with ICCROM, CRATerre and the Getty Conservation Institute. Parallel to the course, the participants and international experts will also evaluate the conservation practices and experiences in Chan Chan and define new conservation policies.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1995

The Bureau at its nineteenth session in July 1995 took note of this information and may wish to recommend the Committee to adopt the following:

"The Committee decided to await the results of the assessment of the conservation policies and practices at the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, to be undertaken in the context of the course on adobe conservation that will be held at Chan Chan, late 1996. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.21
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)

The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat that the course on adobe conservation that was originally scheduled to take place at this site in 1995 had been postponed to 1996. It decided, therefore, to await the results of the assessment of the conservation policies and practices at the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, that will be undertaken in the context of this course. The Bureau recommended the Committee to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

19 COM VII.C.1.30
SOC: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)

VII.30 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru)

The Committee decided to wait for the results of the assessment of the conservation policies and practices at the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, to be undertaken in the context of the course on adobe conservation that will be held at Chan Chan, in late 1996. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Secretariat recommends the Committee to take note of the written information provided by the Secretariat and to adopt the following:

"The Committee decided to await the results of the assessment of the conservation policies and practices at the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, to be undertaken in the context of the course on adobe conservation that will be held at Chan Chan, late 1996. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

Report year: 1995
Peru
Date of Inscription: 1986
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)
Danger List (dates): 1986-present
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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