IRAQ - URUK
ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage
Conservation of 13th Century Medieval Wall Paintings and Renovation of St Anthony’s Church
Deddeh, Ayyubi District, Lebanon
St. Anthony's Church is located in the old district “Ayubbi” in Deddeh, 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.
Managing Libya's Cultural Heritage (MaLiCH)
Ghadames, Sabratha and Leptis Magna, Libya
The desert city of Ghadames and the ancient Roman cities of Sabratha and Leptis Magna are inscribed on the World Heritage List, testament to Libya's archaeological significance. However, due to conflict, these sites were placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage in Danger in 2016. King's College London is collaborating with the Libyan Department of Antiquities to protect them through training in heritage protection, emergency stabilization and management planning.
Rehabilitation of the National Museum of Tripoli
The As-Saraya al-Hamra, the National Museum of Tripoli, is home to one of the most important collections in North Africa. Located at the heart of the city, this museum is an important reference point for the history of Libya, contributing to the reconciliation of Libyans with their heritage. In order to begin rehabilitation work, the project will involve three field missions to define priorities for collections, architecture and personnel.