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

Safeguarding the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

Shahrak District, Ghur Province, Afghanistan

The minaret and archeological remains of Jam (12th-13th century CE) was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2002. The goals for this project are to establish a detailed conservation plan for the site, install a monitoring system, and undertake works on the roof of the Minaret and the inner wooden staircase. The project also includes a mentoring component for local professionals through the direct involvement of relevant Afghan authorities and universities.

Name Safeguarding the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

Location Shahrak District, Ghur Province, Afghanistan

Amount 1.9 M $

Years 2020 - 2022

Operator UNESCO

Type of grant Call for projects

(c) UNESCO
(c) UNESCO

Conservation of Buddhist-era Built Heritage

Shewaki, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

The stupa at Shewaki lies eleven kilometers north of Kabul and dates from 1st-3rd century CE. It forms part of a religious complex that lay on a route that Buddhist pilgrims took on their way from the Indian lowlands to Bamiyan in the central highlands. This project, led by the Afghan Cultural Heritage Consultig Organisation (ACHCO), will document the site, stabilize the structure, protect the stupa’s immediate environs, and restore and partially reconstruct the monument.

Name Conservation of Buddhist-era Built Heritage

Location Shewaki, Kabul Province, Afghanistan

Amount 868 K $

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Afghan Cultural Heritage Consulting Organisation (ACHCO)

Type of grant Call for projects

Adulis: Archeological Excavations, Christian Heritage and Training

Adulis, Eritrea

Adulis was once part of the vast Aksumite Kingdom (1st-7th century CE), which covered territories in current parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia. The project will excavate one of the three late antique churches (6th century). Restoration activities (using local materials such as basalt, schist or mud) and training sessions for Eritrean archeologists will contribute to the protection of this heritage site. The project founded by ALIPH (with the cooperation of L’Œuvre d’Orient) is entrusted to the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (Rome), which is active in Adulis thanks to an agreement with Ce.R.D.O. (Centro Ricerche sul Deserto Orientale – Varese), led by Angelo Castiglioni, director of the mission, with Serena Massa, scientific coordinator.

Name Adulis: Archeological Excavations, Christian Heritage and Training

Location Adulis, Eritrea

Amount 170 K $

Years 2020 - 2023

Operator Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana

Type of grant Call for projects

(c) Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
(c) Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
(c) Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
(c) Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana