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Ancient City of Bosra

Syrian Arab Republic
Factors affecting the property in 1997*
  • Financial resources
  • Management activities
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1997
Requests approved: 1 (from 1995-1995)
Total amount approved : 20,000 USD
1995 Restoration of the Southern Therms in Bosra (Approved)   20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1997**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

During its nineteenth session, the Bureau approved US$ 20,000 for the restoration of the Baths south of Bosra, to be undertaken by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums and the French Archaeological Mission in southern Syria.  The first phase of this work, recording, studies, specimens, analyses and proposals for technical solutions, has now been satisfactorily completed, and the second phase, major works and restoration, has begun.  The main part will be the restoration of the Cupola of the U Room and the consolidation of the entire construction.  Here, in spite of certain difficulties at the end of 1996 related to the use of funds at the end of the financial year, which caused a certain acceleration in the choice of building enterprises, work is progressing satisfactorily.

Action Required

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat on the Ancient City of Bosra, the Bureau thanked the Syrian authorities for their efforts in the conservation of the restoration of the southern Baths, and invited them to continue collaboration with the French Mission to continue the restoration of these monuments with all necessary precautions and with the most competent enterprises.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1997
21 BUR IV.B.58
Ancient City of Bosra (Syrian Arab Republic)

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat on the Ancient City of Bosra, the Bureau thanked the Syrian authorities for their efforts in the conservation of the restoration of the southern Baths, and invited them to continue collaboration with the French Mission to continue the restoration of these monuments with all necessary precautions and with the most competent enterprises.

Report year: 1997
Syrian Arab Republic
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(vi)
Danger List (dates): 2013-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 21COM (1997)
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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