· Coral Stone Mosques (Maldives)Malé Friday Mosque
, part of the serial nomination is currently threatened by relocation. The Kalhuvakaru Mosque, which was not included in the nomination, but considered in the comparative analysis was relocated recently. The UNESCO description (from 2013) said the mosque lost its authenticity because it was relocated, but it seems the mosque was not relocated until 2015/2016! Both articles are from the later part of 2016, and it just seems with all the uncertainty the nomination could not possible have been submitted by February 1st. If by chance it was, I imagine ICOMOS would have alot to say about the relocation of heritage sites. Our original hint of a nomination came from this Article
in 2014.http://maldivesindependent.com/society/gayooms-daughter-in-twitter-campaign-to-save-m ales-heritage-126137http://maldivesindependent.com/society/bid-to-prevent-relocation-of-males-ancient-mos que-rejected-127023From the document "Examination of International Assistance Requests"
Preparatory assistance for the serial
nomination of coral stone mosques:
Further survey on construction techniques
of Coral Stone Mosques towards the
identification of OUV, comparative
analysis and review of the choice of
mosques for World Heritage nomination.
On Jul 8th 2015, 30,000 US Dollars was approved for preparatory assistance
Most of our sources come from 2014 - 2015, will little to nothing in-between, only reports in 2016 of relocation issues of historic mosques.