Date of imagery: 06 Feb 2013 19 Oct 2016

Heritage Resource E27

Resource Summary

Resource ID
EAMENA-0116353
Names
غدامس ( Toponym )
Ghadamis ( Toponym )
World Heritage List 362 ( Designation )
GDM001 ( Alternative Reference )
Old Town of Ghadamès ( Designation )
Ghadames ( Toponym )
Overall Site Certainty
Definite
Site function(s)
Military ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Status/Display/Monumental ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Defensive/Fortification ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Hydrological ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Funerary/Memorial ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Religious ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Trade/Commercial ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Domestic ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Cultural periods
Palaeolithic (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Neolithic (Tripolitania) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Byzantine (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Roman Provincial (Tripolitania/North Tunisia/Central Tunisia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Late Roman (Tripolitania/North Tunisia/Central Tunisia/Algeria) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Medieval (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Late Medieval (Tripolitania) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Ottoman (Cyrenaica, Fazzan and Tripolitania) ( Period ) Probable ( Certainty )
Late Ottoman (Cyrenaica/Fazzan/Tripolitania) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Modern (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
World War 1 - World War 2 (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Ottoman/Colonial (North Africa) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )

Classification

Feature forms within Heritage Resource
Depression/Hollow ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Ditch/Trench ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Multi-Component ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 500+ ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Tower ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 21 to 50 ( Number )
Wall ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Feature intepretations within Heritage Resource
Building/Enclosure ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Cemetery ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Cistern ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Field System ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Fort/Fortress/Castle ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Gathering Area ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Market/Commercial Unit ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Mosque/Imam/Marabout ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 21 to 50 ( Number )
Settlement/Habitation Site ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Water Control Mechanism/Feature ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Well ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )

Condition

Overall condition of resource
Fair
Overall disturbance extent
31-60%
Types of disturbances affecting the resource
Development - Cause: Construction - To: 2003-11-15
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling) - To: 2003-11-15
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Trees - To: 2003-11-15
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Vegetation/Crops - To: 2003-11-15
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - To: 2003-11-15
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Clearance (Unclassified) - To: 2003-11-15
Natural - Cause: Wind Action - To: 2003-11-15
Natural - Cause: Unknown - To: 2003-11-15
Tourism/Visitor Activities - Cause: Maintenance/Preventative Measures - To: 2011-02-01
Development - Cause: Construction - From: 2003-11-15 - To: 2016-02-04
Natural - Cause: Wind Action - From: 2003-11-15 - To: 2016-02-04
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - From: 2003-01-15 - To: 2016-02-04
Natural - Cause: Unknown - From: 2003-11-15 - To: 2016-04-02
Potential impact factors on the resource
Agricultural/Pastoral - Potential cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling)
Agricultural/Pastoral - Potential cause: Clearance (Unclassified)
Development - Potential cause: Construction
Tourism/Visitor Activities - Potential cause: Maintenance/Preventative Measures
Domestic - Potential cause: Occupation/Continued Use
Agricultural/Pastoral - Potential cause: Trees
Agricultural/Pastoral - Potential cause: Vegetation/Crops
Natural - Potential cause: Wind Action

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: UNESCO World Heritage List From: 1987-12-07
Type: UNESCO World Heritage in Danger List From: 2016-07-14

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