1.         Site of Palmyra (Syrian Arab Republic) (C 23bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (i)(ii)(iv)

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/23/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1989-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 15,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/23/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/23/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The General Directorate of Antiquities informed the Centre that a decision of principle had been taken concerning the deviation of a busy road which presently crossed the World Heritage site.  Furthermore, the Syrian authorities would be willing to undertake studies for a global conservation plan for the site, including a land use plan and building regulations, in accordance with the recommendations made by UNESCO experts in November 1993.

Action Required

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat on Palmyra, the Bureau warmly encouraged the Syrian authorities to proceed with the deviation of the busy road which crossed the World Heritage site and to initiate, without delay, the study on a global plan for its conservation.  It recalled that the Centre was always available to provide expert assistance for such projects.

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.59

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat on Palmyra, the Bureau warmly encouraged the Syrian authorities to proceed with the deviation of the busy road which crossed the World Heritage site and to initiate, without delay, the study on a global plan for its conservation. It recalled that the Centre was always available to provide expert assistance for such projects.