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Serbian monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija remain on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in danger

Updated: Oct 30, 2021

By unanimous decision of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Serbian cultural property, medieval monuments in Kosovo and Metohija remain on the UNESCO list of World Heritage in Danger.

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in the Chinese city of Fuzhou and one of the topics of the fifteen day convention which ended today was determining the world heritage list and the list of world heritage in danger.

Medieval monuments in Kosovo and Metohija, which are on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger are the Visoki Decani monastery since 2004, as well as the Patriarchate of Pec, the Gracanica monastery and the church of Our Lady of Ljevis since 2006.

These four sites were put on the UNESCO list of the World Heritage in Danger at the request of the Republic of Serbia.

photo: Visoki Dečani Monastery © Svetlana Rogić 2021

photo: Our Lady of Ljeviš church © Svetlana Rogić 2021

photo: Gračanica Monastery ©Svetlana Rogić 2021

photo: Patriarchite of Peć stock photo

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