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Part of Cultural nomination rejected

Cultural WHS whose original nominations included a separate site which was rejected during the evaluation process.

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Connected Sites

  • Archaeological site of Philippi: The 2014 T List entry for Philippi included the Battlefield and "The rock art in the Lekani foothills, approximately two kilometres east of the city of Krenides, depicting human and animal figures and the distinctive horseman.... The important mines in the area east of Philippi and northeast of the ancient port of Neapoli (modern-day Kavala), identified with those referred to by Herodotus and Thucydides as Skapte Hyle." The latter 2 elements didn't appear in the Nomination file but the Battlefield did as a "second component". ICOMOS didn't find "authenticity" and Greece removed it.
  • Fortifications of Vauban: Two sites initially nominated by France were removed from the final list: - Bazoches, Nièvre: chateau - Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Morbihan: citadel and walls surrounding Le Palais
  • Hiraizumi: The Yanaginogosho Iseki (site of government offices) was part of the nomination too, but has been rejected at inscription because it had no link with the Pure Land and had no OUV of its own.
  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban: Was originally nominated to include a 3rd element - the (unfinished) Convent of Cuilapan 10 kms south of Oaxaca. In its evaluation ICOMOS stated "(Oaxaca/Monte Ablan), situated within close proximity of one to the other, are historically complementary. On the other hand, it would appear unnecessarily redundant to include Cuilapan, which is located at some distance from the others, in a nomination to the World Heritage List.".
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings: The Nomination File shows that 156 sites were nominated but ICOMOS got this reduced to 111 by the nominating countries during the evaluation process and all of these were inscribed
  • Puebla: Was originally nominated to include the pre-Columbian site (Teotihuacan/Olmec/Aztec) of Cholula (around 10kms away). Cholula contains the remains of a pyramid often described as the "largest man made monument by volume in the World" (Wiki). ICOMOS/UNESCO didn't consider that it "paired" well with Puebla. As of 2009 the site is not on Mexico's T List.
  • Puebla: from Puebla and Cholula
  • Sambor Prei Kuk: Archaeological area
  • Santo Domingo: Was originally nominated to include the archaeological sites of La Isabela and Concepcion de la Vega. La Isabela is around 200kms from Sto Domingo and is regarded as the first formal European settlement in the new world (1493 by Columbus). La Vega is around 125kms from Sto Domingo and grew from a fort built by Columbus in 1494. Whilst recognising the "evident symbolic value" of properties "so closely linked to 3 significant moments in the history of Hispaniola in the period following the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus" ICOMOS/UNESCO was (back in 1989) "disconcerted" to "find a single proposal for 3 properties so distant from one another"! As of 2009 both rejected properties are individually listed on Dominican Republic's T List.
  • Stećci : The World Heritage Committee welcomes acceptance of ICOMOS recommendations by the States Parties, namely in reducing the number of components proposed for inscription by removing the “Stare Kuće, Donje Breške, Tuzla” and “Mramorje in Buđ, Pale” components (no's 12 and 18). Link
  • Tauric Chersonese: inscribed "with the exception of serial component no. 7 Cape Vinogradny"


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