LISTING OF KNOSSOS AS WORLD HERITAGE SITE
December 30, 2005
The Culture ministry on Wednesday announced that it had taken all necessary action for the inclusion of the archaeological site of Knossos on Crete in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while noting that action was now needed by bodies that have shown inertia in recent years in order for Knossos to receive the treatment and upgrade it deserved.
The announcement was put out in response to a newspaper report quoting the prefect of Iraklion, who blamed the ministry and UNESCO services for leaving Knossos off the list of World Heritage Sites for 2006.
The ministry said that UNESCO had already agreed to include Knossos as far back as 2003 but had asked for certain additional infrastructure changes in accordance to UNESCO specifications that the local archaeological service had been informed about.
Source: Macedonian Press Agency
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