Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Gate of the Amadiya Citadel

Relief detail: Solar disc and the snake

Khinnis Rock Reliefs

Relief detail on the fallen block; divine figures

Hammam of Erbil Citadel

Interior: Spandrel Ornaments

Gunduk Cave and Reliefs

Exterior: Mar Audishio Monastery, Looking Southwest from Cave

Jerwan Aqueduct

Landscape, Sunset

Gunduk Cave and Reliefs

Exterior: Relief Carvings, Cave

Gate of the Amadiya Citadel

Parthian rock relief nearby the Badinan Gate


Documenting Disappearing History

The on-going Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments project at Columbia University surveys the extraordinarily rich landscape of monuments and historical architecture in this region.

Current Focus

Our team is currently involved in fieldwork in Iraq and in South Eastern Turkey with the aim of assessing the condition of monuments on site, and providing detailed digital records for future research and preservation projects.


Future of the Past: Addressing the Cultural Heritage Crises in Iraq and Syria

An international workshop, phase III

Amman, Jordan.
February 2018.