Rehabilitation of Tutunji House

Mosul, Iraq

Amount 800 K $

Years 2019 - 2022

Operator University of Pennsylvania

Type of grant Call for projects

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

Tutunji House is an ornate, late Ottoman, central courtyard house. This historic house suffered significant damage during armed conflict with Daesh in Mosul (2016-17). With mine clearance operations now complete, the next stage, in collaboration with local heritage authorities and Mosul University, will involve documenting, clearing, organizing, and storing reusable architectural elements. Following architectural and engineering assessments, the building’s restoration will be carried out using traditional methods and materials.