Documenting the Sculpted Decoration of the Crac des Chevaliers

On Syrian Heritage

Amount $ 8.5K

Years 2019 - 2020

Operator Mediathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (MAP)

Type of grant Call for projects

Mediathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (MAP)
(c) Mediathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (MAP)

The Crac des Chevaliers fortress, known for its 13th-century carved arcades and capitals, and a World Heritage Site, was damaged during conflict in 2013-14. Mediathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (MAP) holds a repository of casts of these architectural elements, made by French archaeologist Paul Deschamps in 1927-28, and preserved at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. The project will create 3D restitutions of the casts and digitize the annexed documentation.