Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls



Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)Arab StatesJerusalem DistrictN31 46 60 E35 13 019811982CulturalTo 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 designTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappearedTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significanceHousingManagement systems/ management planEffects arising from use of transportation infrastructureHigh impact research / monitoring activitiesGovernanceIdentity/ social cohesion/ changes in local population and communityManagement activitiesLegal frameworkSolid wasteImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreationDeliberate destruction of heritageTemperature changeEarthquakeFinancial resourcesHuman resources148http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/148http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=148As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ's tomb.World Heritage Site
CountryJerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationJerusalem District
CoordinatesN31 46 60 E35 13 0
Inscription Date1981
In Danger From1982
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 systems/ management plan
All ThreatsEffects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
All ThreatsHigh impact research / monitoring activities
All ThreatsGovernance
All ThreatsIdentity/ social cohesion/ changes in local population and community
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsSolid waste
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
All ThreatsTemperature change
All ThreatsEarthquake
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsHuman resources
Unesco Reference Number148
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/148
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=148
DescriptionAs a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ's tomb.
StatusWorld Heritage Site