Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Amadiya Mosque and Minaret

Architectural and relief decoration on the minaret of the Amadiya mosque

Citadel of Erbil

Restored House Facades Along Wall Perimeter

Jerwan Aqueduct

Remains of archways

Citadel of Erbil

House Facades Along Wall Perimeter

Qubahan Medrese

Masonry detail, relief carving of Quranic verses

Amadiya Citadel

Relief detail of the Eastern Gate

Citadel of Erbil

Brick structure exterior facade

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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.

Events

Workshop:

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

An international workshop, phase II

Amman, Jordan.
November 2016.