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31 Crac de Chevalier c Mediatheque de l Architecture et du Patrimoine

Documenting the Sculpted Decoration of the Crac des Chevaliers

The Crac des Chevaliers fortress, known for its 13th century carved arcades and capitals, and a World Heritage Site, was damaged during conflict in 2013-14. MAP holds a reposi…

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30 Dissemination and collaborative redocumentation of archeological images from Syria c IFPO c 1935

Dissemination and Collaborative Redocumentation of Archaeological Images from Syria

IFPO’s photographic collection holds over 50,000 images taken in Syria and Lebanon since the beginning of the 20th century and includes aerial views and ground photographs of …

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29 Collart Palmyra c Paul Collart Association in the Middle East

Collart – Palmyra: The Digital Restoration of the Baalshamîn Temple

The Baalshamîn temple in Palmyra was completely destroyed by Daesh in August 2015. The project will create a digital restoration (anastylosis) of the temple, based on the stud…

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27 Preserving and sharing Palmyras Cultural Heritage c Valery Sharifulin TASS

Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Archives

Over 4,000 funeral portraits from Palmyra, Syria were documented by Danish archaeologist Harald Ingholt (1896-1985). Most of this statuary heritage has since been destroyed or…

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21 Preserving the written heritage of Jerusalem c Khalidi Library 1

Preserving the Written Heritage of Jerusalem

The combined collections of the Jerusalem-based Khalidi, Al-Budeiri and Nashashibi Libraries as well as the Al-Ma'amal Art Foundation hold some of the oldest and largest priva…

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15 St Anthonys Church North Lebanon c Oeuvre d Orient

Conservation of 13th Century Medieval Wall Paintings and Renovation of St Anthony’s Church

St. Anthony's Church is located not far from Tripoli and contains murals representing figures of saints as well as a cross from the 13th century. The restoration of the murals…

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Syrian Heritage Archive Project

The Syrian Heritage Archive Project was founded in 2013 with the aim to build a digital archive in response to the ongoing war-related destructions of heritage in Syria. Photo…

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13 Digitization of Iraqi Documentary Heritage Manuscrit Mar Benham c Bn F 1

Restoration, Digitization and Dissemination of Iraqi Documentary Heritage

Iraq hosts historical manuscripts from myriad private and public collections. This project will concentrate on Christian and Muslim institutions to identify, restore, digitize…

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12 Temple of Maran Hatra c ISMEO 1

Damage Assessment and First Aid Interventions to the World Heritage Site of Hatra after Daesh Occupation

Hatra is the best-preserved, most-informative example of a Parthian city. It was occupied by Daesh in 2014, placed on the World Heritage in Danger list in July 2015, and liber…

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