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 will be implemented by a team of Italian and Lebanese conservators, restorers, architects, and archaeologists.

St. Anthony's Church is located in the old district "Ayubbi" in Deddé, not far from Tripoli. The date of its construction is unknown, but the murals, representing figures of saints as well as a cross, date from the 13th century. The two communicating naves, separated by two pointed arches, are a unique feature in the church. Every year on Saint Anthony's Day, the Christians of Deddé and some of the Muslims in the town, led by their Sheikh, meet in this church. The restoration of the murals will be implemented by a team of Italian and Lebanese conservators, restorers, architects and archaeologists.

Project Details


Location: Lebanon, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Œuvre d'Orient Project partner(s): Municipality of Dedde Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $144,500 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Active
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