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World Monuments Watch

A biannual cycle which identifies sites of histoic or social importance across the world that are in need of help, and offers support through advocacy, expertise and funding.

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World Monuments Watch Projects

Takiyyat Ibrahim al Gulshani 1

Takiyyat Ibrahim al-Gulshani

Takiyyat Ibrahim al-Gulshani, a mausoleum at the centre of a courtyard, lies in various states of ruin, a victim of neglect, earthquakes and looting. The project is to positio…

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Qusayr Amra 1

Qusayr 'Amra

Qusayr ‘Amra is a bathhouse located in the eastern badiya (steppe) of Jordan. Built by the Umayyad prince Walid ibn Yazid sometime between 730 CE and 743 CE, the year when he …

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Babylon 1

Conservation of the Ishtar Gate - Part of the Future of Babylon Project

WMF has been working with Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage to conserve the fragile archaeological remains of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate is considered Babylon's mos…

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Zanzibar 1

Christ Church Cathedral and the Former Slave Market Site, Stone Town, Zanzibar

World Monuments Fund was awarded a grant from the European Union in 2014 to restore Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar. The Cathedral was built in 1879 on the location of the…

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Stonemasonry training scheme 1 1

Syrian Stonemasonry Training Scheme

World Monuments Fund provided a group of Syrian and Jordanian trainees with stonemasonry skills that could be used to repair conflict-affected historic buildings and give the …

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Taiz 2

Old City of Taiz: Building Capacity in Post-Conflict Heritage Assessment and Emergency Conservation

World Monuments Fund was awarded £100,00 to train museum professionals from the Yemeni city of Taiz, equipping them with the skills necessary to document the city's damaged cu…

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Amedi 2

Planning the Future of Amedi Project

World Monuments Fund was awarded funding to enhance and document the built heritage and build community capacity and management frameworks in the historic town of Amedi in Ira…

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