Jonathanfr has today identified under a different topic
that Peru is about to submit a revised Tentative List
. The quoted references listed some but not all of the sites to be proposed and the UNESCO reference
(only published on 9 May) merely stated that there were to be "18 sites (10 cultural including 2 cultural landscapes, 5 natural and 1 mixed)" and that it would be formally submitted in the "coming weeks"
In search of the full list and a bit more information about the process I have discovered the following – and have felt that it should be under the Peru topic. As some of our members are currently in Peru (??) they might be interested to know the additions now!
The following 2 documents describe (In Spanish) the Workshops which took place (11 -14 Dec 2018) to arrive at the list
a. The "Contributions
" which were discussed
b. The "Proposals
" arising -
My Spanish isn't good enough to be sure that I have fully understood on the basis of a quick reading what happened but a few points of interest which did come to my notice were
a. Peru regards its current T List as consisting of just 6 entries. We have 7 on ours and UNESCO has 8. UNESCO is clearly incorrect in not removing Qhapac Nan. The other difference is the current inclusion of Pachacamac. My impression is that Peru regards this site as having been swept up within Qhapac Nan. (The Workshop actually visited the site on its last day). Though a slightly strange aspect of this that, prior to the meeting a government document
, had suggested that Peru did indeed have 8 sites on its T List ("El Perú ha presentado hasta la fecha 8 propuestas de sitios que se encuentran en la lista indicativa del Centro de Patrimonio de la UNESCO: 7 culturales y 1 mixto (Titicaca). Esta lista es un inventario de bienes naturales y/o culturales que cada país presenta ante la UNESCO a fin de que sean aprobados en un futuro próximo como sitios de Patrimonio Mundial
." - I suspect that it had simply copied this figure "8" from the UNESCO site and corrected it to 6 in time for the Workshop.
b. The impression is also that Peru's current T List will be carried forward with the latest 18 sites ADDED to rather than replacing them. This quote indicates that it remains the intention to nominate them "También hizo referencia que al presente en la Lista Indicativa, el Perú tiene registrados seis sitios, que se proyecta puedan ser inscritos en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en los próximos años
". Also they didn't get discussed in competition with the new sites and there is NO overlap
c. A preliminary list of 86 (!!!) Cultural Sites were considered for inclusion!! Unfortunately we don't seem to have a full list of these. They were considered under the following categories with only certain ones being mentioned -
i. PATRIMONIO ARQUITECTÓNICO INDUSTRIAL Y CAMPOS DE BATALLA - Bodegas y viñedos para la producción tradicional de pisco (Pisco, Ica, Nasca, Moquegua y Tacna), Ferrocarril central trasandino (1870-1878 y 1921). Campo de batalla Pampa de Ayacucho.
ii. SITIOS ARQUEOLÓGICOS Sitios Chachapoyas del valle de Utcubamba (Amazonas), Complejo Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna (La Libertad), Acueductos de Nasca (Ica), Petroglifos de Toro Muerto (Arequipa
iii. PAISAJE CULTURAL - Valle de Sondondo (Ayacucho), Complejo las Lagunas de las Huaringas (Piura, Conjunto Putucos, waru warus e islas flotantes.
d. The following Mixed sites were mentioned as having been considered - Bosques y pirámides de Lambayeque, Cañones de Cotahuasi y Colca y valle de Andagua
e. I cannot find a preliminary list of Natural sites!! hough the document does say that 76 natural protected areas were referred to by the speakers responsible for this aspect
The list of 18 sites to go forward for addition seems to be as follows -
1. Complejo arqueológico de Marcahuamachuco, región La Libertad
2. Sitios arqueológicos Chachapoya del valle de Uctubamba, región Amazonas.
3. Acueductos Nasca, región Ica.
4. Petroglifos de Toro Muerto, región Arequipa.
5. Bodegas y viñedos para la producción artesanal de pisco, regiones Lima,
Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua y Tacna
6. Templos rurales de Quispicanchi, región Cusco.
7. Templos Barrocos del Collao, región Puno
8. Ferrocarril Central del Perú
9. Campos de Batalla: Pampa de Ayacucho
10. Salineras de Maras Cuzco
11. Paisaje Cultura del Valle del Sondondo
12. Paisaje cultural: Lagunas las Huaringas.
13. Bosques y pirámides de Lambayeque.
14. Sitios paleontológicos en las cuencas Pisco y Camaná.
15. Parque Nacional Sierra del Divisor
16. Bosque de piedras de Huayllay.
17. Sistema de islas, islotes y puntas guaneras del Perú.
18. Sistema de Lomas Costeras
A few comments
a. The following 3 quite "famous" Peruvian Tourist sites seem to have got missed out
i. Huaca de la Sol and Luna I wonder why? It is rightly (IMO) on our list of "top 50 missing". Could in not be "ready"?
ii. The Islas Flotantes of the Uno Indians, who are recipients of the somewhat unsatisfactory tourist visit in Lake Titicaca - unless of course they are included in the overall Titicaca site?
iii. Colca Canyon
b. The Central Railway is included and IMO does have a historic engineering claim to fame - it used to be the highest in the World until China built the Qinghai-Tibet line. But it of course starts at sea level and climbs to 4,777 m (15,673 ft) in just a few hours. I still remember with pleasure travelling it in 1973 and watching oxygen being dished out from a huge inflated rubber sack to those who needed it!! I understand that there is now no regular passenger service unfortunately.
c. Very surprising to see the Battlefield of Ayacucho
included - not surprised that Peru would regard it as "important" but, as the UNESCO site makes clear, the production of this T List was carried out in a way which UNESCO considers to be the correct way forward for such tasks. It is even stated that "thanks to the technical guidance of the ICOMOS and IUCN experts in the first workshop, we also better understand what aspects of Peru's unique heritage can contribute to creating a more representative World Heritage List on a regional and global level
." Surely, ICOMOS can't have acquiesced in the inclusion of a "National" battlefield -even if its significance ultimately stretched way beyond Peru? Where will it end?
d. I note that Pisco is likely to join other "national" drinks such as Mexico's Tequila, and China's Tea on the list. It is about time UK/Scotland proposed a "Whiskey Route" to run along side all those Wine related inscriptions!