Khan Marjan: A Cultural Icon of Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq

Amount $ 674 200

Years 2022

Operator Liwan for Culture and Development and the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH)

Type of grant Call for projects

Liwan for Culture and Development

The Khan Marjan, an urban caravanserai built in 1358, is one of the oldest of around 20 surviving khans in Iraq. Due to water damage, rising damp and lack of maintenance since the 1990s, conservation of the site is urgent. The project aims to restore the site, create a center and library for young archaeologists and heritage professionals, as well as provide on-the-job training in building conservation and engineering.