The National Commission of Ukraine is considering a request for the inclusion of the Ackermann fortress to the previous UNESCO list

17 January 2019, 18:30
The National Commission of Ukraine is considering a request for the inclusion of the Ackermann fortress to the previous UNESCO list

The National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO studies the application for the inclusion of the Ackermann fortress in the preliminary list of the world heritage. The uniqueness of this architectural monument was discussed during a thematic meeting that took place today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The Ackermann Fortress deserves to be part of the world tourist network. And this long-awaited process was started in the fall of 2017 on the initiative of the chairman of the Regional State Administration Maxim Stepanov. Now the nomination is already on the agenda of the sessions of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO. We strive to preserve the historical monument and attract more tourists and research missions to it, "said the deputy chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Svetlana Shatalova.

It should be noted that the application refers to the uniqueness of the monument - the combination of part of the ancient city of Thira with the masterpiece of European fortification art. Scientists acknowledge that it meets at least three UNESCO criteria. Among them, in particular, are: the object reflects the importance of the interconnection of human values and the development of urban development. The monument is an architectural ensemble illustrating important stages in the history of mankind, as well as related to events and traditions.

During the previous meeting, participants also suggested considering the inclusion of the Ackermann Fortress as an object of the cross-border group. For example, in partnership with Turkey, Romania and Poland.

Recall that Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky (Ackermanskaya) fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south of Ukraine. Most historians consider the founders of the fortress of the Genoese who came to the Black Sea in the XIII century. The chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov has introduced it into the UNESCO World Heritage List. In November 2017, at his request, a working group was set up that formed and approved the nomination application.