Incorrect UNESCO 'Number of locations'
WHS whose Serial ID number on the UNESCO Web site which identifies the number of separate locations is incorrect because they are shown either
a. As being single locations with no separate Serial IDs but whose map and/or description clearly shows that they contain multiple (i.e 2 or more) geographically separated locations.
b. As including locations which were not actually inscribed
c. Consisting of more separate geographical locations than the number of separate Serial IDs
Show the correct number of locations where known
The connection belongs to World Heritage Process connections.
- Asante Traditional Buildings: No of locations not clear. We know that between 10 and 13 buildings were inscribed. Whilst some may be "adjacent" to and therefore potentially in the same "location" as another, others are widely scattered around or many kms from Kumasi and therefore must be separate "locations"
- Bagerhat: shown as only having a single location but apparently having 2. "Today,the monuments of Khalifata-bad, which have been partially disengaged from the vegetation, may be divided into two principal zones 6.5 kms apart : to the West, around the mosque of Shait Gurrbad, renowned for its large prayer room, divided into seven longitudinal naves; and to the East, around the mausoleum of Khan Jahan. More than 50 monuments have been catalogued: in the first group, the mosques of Singar, Bibi Begni and Clumakkola; and in the second, the mosques of Reza Khoda, Zindavir and Ranvijoypur." (AB evaluation).
- Bahá’i Holy Places: 11 locations in 9 zones (page 2 of the nomination document)
- Bardejov Town: 2 locations - the fortified town centre and the small Jewish quarter - the map is not detailed but shows two different locations
- Carlsbad Caverns: 2 locations- Main Cavern area, Rattlesnake Springs
- Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape: 15 locations not 10 - Locations 1215-003,5,6,8 and 10 each consist of 2 geographically separate locations numbered "003i" and "003ii" etc
- Cuzco: 4 locations - Town centre based on the Zocalo, La Almudena Church, Belen Church and Sq, Santiago Church and Sq
- Echmiatsin and Zvartnots: AB ev & map insist on 3 separate areas. UNESCO shows 6 different locations, of which the 6th (Cemetery of Congregation) is especially doubtful for a separate location.
- Falun Great Copper Mountain: 3 locations - Falun and Ostera-bergsgarden, Hosjo and Sundbornsan Valley, Knivaan Valley
- Fasil Ghebbi: 2 or more locations: "The fortress city functioned as the centre of the Ethiopian government until 1864. It has some twenty palaces, royal buildings, highly decorated churches, monasteries and unique public and private buildings, transformed by the Baroque style brought to Gondar by the Jesuit missionaries. The main castle has huge towers and looming battlemented walls, resembling a piece of medieval Europe transposed to Ethiopia. Beyond the confines of the city to the north-west by the Qaha River, there is a two-storey pavilion of a bathing palace associated to Emperor Fasilidas."
- Fraser Island: 1 location not 2 - 630-002 Cooloola was rejected by the WHC
- Hortobágy: no separate map, but the maps in the nomination file (page 50/51 and 95/100) show about ten different areas of various size
- Kii Mountain Range: No of locations not clear (the UNESCO documentation lacks the detailed map in App 1c!!) but certainly more than 1 - "In all, the nominated site covers 495.3 ha. This is made up of the three main sites, which cover 44.8, 94.2, and 63.1 ha respectively, and 307.6 km of pilgrimage routes, which together cover 293.2 ha. The pilgrim routes nominated are not all contiguous as there are sections excluded where they have been influenced by modern development. All parts of the nominated site are protected by a buffer zone, which varies in extent from element to element - some of the routes only being protected by a very narrow zone. The whole buffer zone covers 11,370ha." (AB eval) See this map which presumably shows in light colours the non-inscribed portions of the routes which must therefore create separate inscribed sections Link
- Painted Churches in the Troödos Region: Unesco website has 12 locations, while only 10 are inscribed (additions were withdrawn in 2006)
- Rammelsberg and Goslar: The Upper Harz Water Management (2010 extension) has only one ID but multiple locations. The nomination file lists 719 ponds, ditches and water tunnels (several of them may be contiguous, but there are still plenty of different locations), plus specific monuments such as Walkenried monastery, Samson mine, Rosenhof wheel chambers, Knesebeck Shaft, Ottiliae Shaft, Kaiser Wilhelm II Shaft.
- Reims: 2 locations - the Cathedral Notre Dame/Palais de Tau and Abbey Saint-RÃ©mi - the map even gives serial-ID numbers, but they are not listed as multiple locations. At the map, Palais de Tau also is incorrectly attached to the Abbey Saint-RÃ©mi
- Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans: 2 locations - Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans - the two locations look connected, but the legend of the map and the indicated size (10 ha) suggest that the waterway is part of the buffer zone (a kind of "linear buffer zone")
- Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple: 2 locations - no indication of a separate serial ID or map
- Takht-e Soleyman: UNESCO has 1, but there are 7 separate areas shown on the map (1 main location and 6 numbered units in the buffer zone)
- Tyre: No of locations not clear. The "Reactive Monitoring Mission" of 2012 had considerable difficulty in establishing boundaries for the property using documentation provided from the time of inscription onwards. The UNESCO Web site description makes it clear however that there are at least 2 separate inscribed areas "In the modern town of Soûr, the property consists of two distinct sites: the one of the town, on the headland, and the one of the Necropolis of El Bass, on the continent."
- Upper Middle Rhine Valley: Recorded by UNESCO as being a single "location" but in fact contains an "exclave". "The only exclave is the rounded top of the hill called the Rochusberg near Bingen." (Nom File). THE AB evaluation describes how the nominated boundary was altered during evaluation - "During the expert mission the delimitation of the nominated area in Bingen was discussed and it was agreed that this should be slightly modified. The State Party has relocated the boundary at the Drusus Bridge, one of the oldest medieval stone bridges in Germany (on the site of a Roman bridge) which spans the Nahe tributary, so as to include the church of St Martin." But, as the registered map shows, this extension up the Nahe still doesn't reach the westernmost section of the Rochusberg and is separated from it by the L417 road.
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