Reconstruction of the Yazidi Mam Rashan Shrine

The Mam Rashan Shrine on Mount Sinjar is a Yazidi site and probably dates from the 12th century. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2014. This project includes research and assessment by international and local experts, fieldwork and restoration work, and a “Watch Day” to celebrate community resilience.

The Mam Rashan Shrine on Mount Sinjar is a Yazidi site, honoring a Xua’dan Saint (or “righteous person”), and probably dates from the 12th century. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2014. This project will include research and assessment by international and local experts, fieldwork and restoration work (site cleaning and preservation, dome reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the garden), as well as a “Watch Day” to celebrate community resilience.

Project Details


Location: Iraq, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): World Monuments Fund Project partner(s): Ezidi Organization for Documentation Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $263,910 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Active
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