Dissemination and Collaborative Redocumentation of Archaeological Images from Syria

On Syrian Heritage

Amount 44 K $

Years 2019 - 2020

Operator Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO)

Type of grant Call for projects

Sanctuary of Bel - (c) Ifpo, c.1935

IFPO’s photographic collection holds over 50,000 images taken in Syria and Lebanon since the beginning of the 20th century. These images include aerial views and ground photographs of landscapes, cities, monuments, archaeological sites, and objects damaged during conflict. The digitization and online publication of the collection will become a reference for Syrian heritage in cities such as Palmyra, Bosra, Qalat Seman, Damascus and Aleppo.