Damage assessment and first aid interventions to the World Heritage Site of Hatra after Daesh occupation

Hatra, Iraq

Amount 74 K $

Years 2020

Operator Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l'Oriente (ISMEO)

Type of grant Emergency relief

(c) ISMEO
(c) ISMEO
(c) ISMEO

Located in an isolated area of the desert steppe of northern Iraq, Nineveh Governorate, Hatra is the best-preserved and most-informative example of a Parthian city. Hatra was occupied by Daesh in 2014 and the site was placed on the World Heritage in Danger List in July 2015. Although liberated since April 2017, no damage assessment mission has yet been carried out at the site. To quantify the damage, the Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l'Oriente (ISMEO) will undertake a survey combined with targeted field observations.