IRAQ - URUK

ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage

The Mar Behnam Monastery

Khidr, Iraq

The Mar Behnam Monastery in Khidr, northern Iraq, is a 4th-century monument that formerly housed one of the most important Syriac libraries in the world. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2015. This project, instigated by the association Fraternité en Irak, has rebuilt the church and the tomb. 

Name The Mar Behnam Monastery

Location Khidr, Iraq

Amount 250 K $

Years 2018 - 2019

Type of grant Emergency relief

Before. Photo : Fraternité en Irak
After. Photo: Fraternité en Irak.

In Situ Protection of the Collections of the Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire lost part of its valuable collection in 2011, following looting during political unrest. The project will reinforce the security measures of the museum building and the storage rooms and develop a museum emergency plan to minimize the risks to the collections.  

Name In Situ Protection of the Collections of the Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire

Location Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Amount 80 K $

Years 2020

Type of grant Emergency relief

(c) Fondation Tapa
(c) Fondation Tapa

Conservation of 13th Century Medieval Wall Paintings and Renovation of St Anthony’s Church

Lebanon, Deddé, Ayyubi District

St. Anthony's Church is located in the old district, Ayubbi, in Deddé, not far from Tripoli. The date of its construction is unknown, but the murals, representing figures of saints as well as a cross, date from the 13th century. The two communicating naves, separated by two pointed arches, are a unique feature in the church. Every year on Saint Anthony's Day, the Christians of Deddé and some of the Muslims in the town, led by their Sheikh, meet in this church. The restoration of the murals will be implemented by a team of Italian and Lebanese conservators, restorers, architects and archaeologists.

Name Conservation of 13th Century Medieval Wall Paintings and Renovation of St Anthony’s Church

Location Lebanon, Deddé, Ayyubi District

Amount 145 K $

Years 2020 - 2023

Type of grant Call for projects