Archaeological Site of Cyrene

UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationDistrict of Ghebel Akhdar
CoordinatesN32 49 30 E21 51 29.988
Inscription Date1982
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsInterpretative and visitation facilities
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
All ThreatsCrop production
All ThreatsSurface water pollution
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsSolid waste
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsLand conversion
All ThreatsMicro-organisms
All ThreatsRelative humidity
All ThreatsTemperature
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsFlooding
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsHigh impact research / monitoring activities
All ThreatsHuman resources
Unesco Reference Number190
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionA colony of the Greeks of Thera, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. It was Romanized and remained a great capital until the earthquake of 365. A thousand years of history is written into its ruins, which have been famous since the 18th century.
StatusWorld Heritage Site