Abu Mena

UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationMariut desert, District of Burg al-Arab, Gouvernate of Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria)
CoordinatesN30 51 0 E29 40 0
Inscription Date1979
In Danger From2001
Property (ha)183
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsEffects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
All ThreatsLand conversion
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsWater extraction
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsRitual / spiritual / religious and associative uses
All ThreatsManagement activities
Unesco Reference Number90
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=90
DescriptionThe church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296.
StatusWorld Heritage Site