Conservation of Ancient and Historic Syriac Cultural Heritage in the Stone-Carved Hillside City of Mardin in Southeastern Turkey

This project, which involves the documentation and assessment of Syriac buildings and associated craft traditions, directly supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to advance regional security and to promote tolerance and respect for cultural diversity.

Mardin is home to several hundred medieval and other historic buildings emblematic of the Syriac community’s ancient stone-carving traditions. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Mardin, Turkey, Europe Organiser(s): Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Turkey) Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $131,490 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2017 Project Status: Completed
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