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Author Solivagant
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#1 | Posted: 9 May 2008 13:46 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Does anyone know why Greece has been so tardy in inscribing this site which was so significant in the flowering of European (and Greek) civilisation? Apparently Greece has 17 sites which its government considers more worthy of inscription. Surely this is "up with" Mycenae inscribed in 1999. Yet there was then a gap of 9 years before the next site emerged in 2007..... That "world class" town of Corfu no less!!! And Knossos? Well it has been on the Tentative list since 2003.

How can the UNESCO list be considered "complete" without this Bronze age site -important for so many aspects in the development of architecture, metal working, art, writing, western mythology etc etc etc? Is it possibly considered "over restored"? I remain mystified and regard it as a major gap in the list.

It is high up on my list of the most signifcant "missing" WHS. Herewith the link to the T List entry
http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/267/

Author elsslots
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#2 | Posted: 9 May 2008 14:07 
I totally support this one! Just looks like it has been forgotten.

Author david
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#3 | Posted: 9 May 2008 15:03 
I absolutely agree with Solivagant.

Author Assif
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#4 | Posted: 9 May 2008 16:05 
So I guess my idea to exclude items on the tentative lists is out. If so - Knossos is certainly a worthy candidate for this missing WHS list. I fully adher.

Author david
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#5 | Posted: 10 May 2008 07:35 
However I think that all the main archeological sites containing Minoic palace ruins should be inscribed as a serial site: Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros.

Author paul
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#6 | Posted: 16 May 2008 10:20 
I think the serial proposal is a good one - "Minoan palaces of Crete"?

Author elsslots
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#7 | Posted: 16 May 2008 12:14 
paul:
Minoan palaces of Crete

I'll change the name. And I guess that's a vote also from you, Paul?

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