Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments

Amadiya's Historical Church

Masonry detail, relief carving

Qyzqapan Tomb

Moon god

Gunduk Cave and Reliefs

Exterior: Mar Audishio Monastery, Looking Southwest from Cave

Citadel of Erbil

Restored House Facades Along Wall Perimeter

Maltai Reliefs

Moon god Sin carried by a horned and winged lion

Khinnis Rock Reliefs

Fallen block carved with Assyrian reliefs

Khinnis Rock Reliefs

Relief detail: The king Sennacherib

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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.