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Author elsslots
Admin
#1 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 03:16 | Edited by: elsslots 
Can I get some help with filling all the data for the Approved List?

We're missing descriptions for the following sites (at least in the spreadsheet):
- Shatrunjaya Hill Palitana Temples
- Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
- Cremation Ghats of Varanasi
- Balinese wayang painted ceilings of Kerta Gosa and Bale Kambang
- Great Desert Landscapes - The Qattara Depression & the Great Sand Sea
- Annapurna 7-8K Mountain Ranges
- Old Dongola
- Oxford and Cambridge historic universities
- Bahoutdin Architectural Complex
- Dar al-Hajar (extension of Sana'a)

Author elsslots
Admin
#2 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 04:41 
Also I propose to merge "Bahoutdin Architectural Complex" into "Silk Roads: Penjikent-Samarkand-Poykent Corridor". It's included in that TWHS, as well as it is a separate TWHS.

Any objections?

Author Sjobe
Partaker
#3 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 05:00 
elsslots:
Also I propose to merge "Bahoutdin Architectural Complex" into "Silk Roads: Penjikent-Samarkand-Poykent Corridor". It's included in that TWHS, as well as it is a separate TWHS.

Any objections?

Not objections, but I wonder where is a list of sites that is included in "Silk Roads: Penjikent-Samarkand-Poykent Corridor" TWHS? I can't even find a TWHS with that name. There are "Silk Roads Sites in Tajikistan" and "Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan" but those are different nominations and contain larger area that just this corridor.

Author elsslots
Admin
#4 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 05:08 
It has been nominated before, see http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2014/whc14-38com-inf8B1-en.pdf

The sites include two large towns, Penjikent and Poykent
at either end of the corridor, a caravanserai and its
nearby reservoir, a minaret, and six pilgrim sites built
around the mausolea of saints, including three khonakos
or sufi shrines:
 Ancient Town of Penjikent
 Qosim Shaikh Complex
 Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum
 Raboti Malik Caravanserai
 Raboti Malik Sardoba (reservoir)
 Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum
 Vobkent Minaret
 Bahouddin Naqshband Architectural complex
 Chor-Bakr
 Poyken

Author Sjobe
Partaker
#5 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 13:50 
elsslots:
It has been nominated before, see http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2014/whc14-38com-inf8B1-en.pdf

Thank Els! I thought I had seen it somewhere before but I didn't remember where.

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 14:07 
I believe this site was approved Temple Square, Salt Lake City

Author elsslots
Admin
#7 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 14:17 
winterkjm:
I believe this site was approved Temple Square, Salt Lake City

Yes you are right, I will add it

Author elsslots
Admin
#8 | Posted: 6 Jun 2020 23:09 
The full approved list is now on the 1st worksheet (Longlist) of the spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VU3FQXYDWSL38BTu77qqGiMuNKdDVLsiZVjS730InB0/edit#gid=1381310953

I have also added Cultural/Natural/Mixed to each entry.

Will now focus getting it into a webpage table that you can sort.

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#9 | Posted: 7 Jun 2020 03:44 
Sjobe:
Russia has already a TWHS that is focused on Vainakh towers, Historical and Cultural Jeyrakh-Assa Reservation

winterkjm:
Repeat nomination (too much overlap, should be deleted?)
2 (Approved) Central Axis of Beijing
2 (Approved) Bell and Drum Towers of China

Would there be any opposition to these two changes?

Name change: Vainakh Towers to Historical and Cultural Jeyrakh-Assa Reservation (focus on TWHS)

Delete one below.

Deletion: Central Axis of Beijing
- If I remember correctly the Bell and Drum Towers nomination would include more than just Beijing sites? It just seems unnecessary to include both nominations.

Deletion: Bell and Drum Towers of China
- I am not sure if other components were identified, but it may be more useful to remain with the TWHS.

Author mrayers
Partaker
#10 | Posted: 7 Jun 2020 17:33 
Are we allowed to edit the spreadsheet ourselves?

A number of the earliest nominations (esp. in Africa) had their descriptions trimmed down to just a few words, which now seem relatively uninformative compared to later nominations

Author elsslots
Admin
#11 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 00:40 
mrayers:
Are we allowed to edit the spreadsheet ourselves?

Yes you can do that, as long as you update it in the Longlist worksheet (I don't use the others anymore)

Author Jurre
Partaker
#12 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 06:47 
elsslots:
Yes you can do that

I added some longer explanations for African sites.

Author Assif
Partaker
#13 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 08:32 
winterkjm:
Name change: Vainakh Towers to Historical and Cultural Jeyrakh-Assa Reservation (focus on TWHS)

This was my proposal and I agree to the change.

Author Zos
Partaker
#14 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 13:29 | Edited by: Zos 
winterkjm:
Deletion: Bell and Drum Towers of China
- I am not sure if other components were identified, but it may be more useful to remain with the TWHS.

Modifying the description and adding potential components

Bell and drum towers were originally used for events and ceremonies held in palaces. As early as Eastern Han period, bells and drums were installed in market towers, watch-towers or city gates to indicate time or control traffic flow. By the Yuan Dynasty, bells and drum towers began to be symmetrically constructed in cities. By Ming and Qing dynasties provincial cities erected their own in east-west or west-east symmetries. In some cases, only one of the towers is constructed on the size and influence of the city. Drum and bell towers in cities predates the similar layout in temples.
Most of the towers were destroyed during cultural revolution and succeeding development. Some towers survive with significant components from Ming and Qing dynasties. Nowadays, most cities have recently rebuilt their towers.

(Potential components based on my research).
· Xian
Xian Bell Tower - wooden tower in traditional Ming-style using no nails which marked the geographic center of the ancient capital. At 36m, it is the the best-preserved of its kind in China. Originally built in 1384 but was relocated 1000 m to its current location in 1582. Except for the base, all parts are original.

Xian Drum Tower - located northwest of the bell tower. Originally built in 1380 Ming Dynasty but renovated twice in 1699 and 1740 during Qing Dynasty.

· Beijing - Drum and Bell towers were built North - south orientation instead of the common east-west.
Beijing Bell Tower - two story brick and stone building. The 48 m structure was originally built in the 13th century. The current structure dates back from the 18th century reconstruction.

Beijing Drum Tower - two story building at 46.7 m high with stone and brick base. First structure built in 1272 but was later burnt down. Current structure can be dated to the 1745 Qing dynasty reconstruction. Protected as a cultural relic since 1957. Originally, there was one big drum and 24 smaller ones, but only the big remains.

· Zhangye, Gansu
Bell and Drum Tower (Zhenyuan Tower) - Built to pattern from Xian Bell tower. It is biggest drum tower of the Hexi Corridor. Built in 1507 during the Ming dynasty and destroyed by war in 1648. Rebuilt in 1668. This tower has three stories which is a traditional Chinese architecture with plentiful and splendid cornice and fine carving. Contains a massive bronze bell on trhe southeast corner that is delicately decorated with patterns of flying asparas, dragons and tigers.

· Nanjing
Drum Tower - Shaped like a traditional city gate with square foundation made of stone. First built in 1382 but destroyed and rebuilt several times. The existing structure dates back at the end of Qing dynasty. The stone foundation, for which the tower rests, is the original one from the Ming dynasty.

Big Bell Pavilion - Lies northeast, opposite and facing the drum tower. Current structure dates back to 1889 but the horizontal bells were original from Ming Dynasty. The pavilion has a pyramidal roof, double eaves and six sides, with a height of 14.5 meters.

· Datong, Shanxi
Drum Tower - Three storeys tower at 18.33 m. The first storey is built of bluestones, and the second and the third storey are built of wood and bricks. It was built in Ming dynasty and underwent several renovations during the Qing dynasty. Designated as historical site under special protection since 1966, Tower was repaired in 1978 and 1985.

· Dai County, Xinzhou, Shanxi
Bianjing Drum Tower - Original structure, built in 1374, was destroyed by fire in 1471. The present tower was built in 1476. Restored 4 times during Qing dynasty and also in 1957, 1976, and 1986. Declared as a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at National Level in 2001.

· Zhenchong, Guizhou
Drum Tower - Oldest extant drum tower in China, built in 1672 and with a traditional Dong tower structure.

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#15 | Posted: 9 Jun 2020 14:55 
This is great, thanks for organizing this! So do you think we should delete the "Central Axis of Beijing" proposal or keep both?

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