Reconstruction regarded as unsatisfactory by UNESCO or ICOMOS

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bagan During the 1990s, the national government undertook a widespread programme of rebuilding and reconstruction, often using hard masonry and incorporating design elements for which there was no historical evidence (ICOMOS)
Biblical Tells Tel Beersheba
Bolgar authenticity of the reconstruction of the Great Minaret (2001) & past conservation activities at the property which included reconstructions and partial rebuilding works (Nom File).
Quebrada de Humahuaca Pucara of Tilcara
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape include today a large percentage of new materials, namely plaster and black cement, with new stones used for the facing of the walls. This situation, in ICOMOS’ view, directly affects the authenticity of the monuments within the nominated property. (AB ev)
Sceilg MhichĂ­l


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