IRAQ - URUK
ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage
Reconstruction of the Yazidi Mam Rashan Shrine
Mount Sinjar, Iraq
The Mam Rashan Shrine on Mount Sinjar is a Yazidi site, honoring a Xua’dan Saint (or “righteous person”), and probably dates from the 12th century. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2014. This project will include research and assessment by international and local experts, fieldwork and restoration work (site cleaning and preservation, dome reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the garden), as well as a “Watch Day” to celebrate community resilience.
Rehabilitation of the Mar Behnam Monastery
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.
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.