Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Gunduk Cave and Reliefs

Exterior: Relief Carvings, Cave

Sanctuary of Shaykh Adi

Detail of Ritual Object

Hammam of Erbil Citadel

Interior: Spandrel Ornaments

Church of Sultan Madokh

Exterior: Inscription in Assyrian, Arabic, & English

Khinnis Rock Reliefs

Gomel River

Khinnis Rock Reliefs

Relief detail on the fallen block; divine figures

Mudhafaria Minaret

Architectural decoration with plain bricks and glazed tiles

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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

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

An international workshop, phase III

Amman, Jordan.
February 2018.