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Decision 38 COM 8B.51
Examination of minor boundary modifications : Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (Italy)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add,
  2. Refers the examination of the proposed minor modification to the boundary of Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, Italy, back to the State Party in order to allow it to:
    1. Provide further explanation of the rationale chosen for the proposed new boundaries of the Herculaneum component, based on a study of the known extent and topography of the ancient city,
    2. Explain in detail the management implications of expanding the Herculaneum component, not only with regard to the measures for preventive archaeology but also to the management arrangements and regulations that should be set up for the parts of the contemporary city of Ercolano that would fall within the boundaries of the inscribed property,
    3. Reconsider the proposal for inclusion of the villas in Boscoreale and Stabiae according to the present ICOMOS recommendations and on the basis of the original justification for inscription of the property on the World Heritage List;
  3. Refers the examination of the proposed minor modification to the boundary of the buffer zone for Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, Italy, back to the State Party in order to allow it to:
    1. Further explain the rationale for the delineation of the boundaries of the buffer zone, in particular with regard to the protection of the visual links of the inscribed property with Mount Vesuvius,
    2. Provide further detailed information on how the different levels of protection in force within the area work in practice to protect the inscribed property and the buffer zone,
    3. Describe in detail what are the management arrangements for the buffer zone, with regard to urban development in the area and specifically as to how the views from and towards Mount Vesuvius and the inscribed property are protected.
Decision Code
38 COM 8B.51
Themes
Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties 1
Year
2014
Documents
WHC-14/38.COM/16
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision
WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add
WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add