1.         Ancient City of Bosra (Syrian Arab Republic) (C 22bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (i)(iii)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/22/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1995-1995)
Total amount approved: USD 20,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/22/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/22/

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.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

N/A

Decision Adopted: 21 BUR IV.B.58

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.