A documentation of the architectural monuments of Aleppo

Based on the important preparatory work of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project, the “Crossraods Aleppo” subproject team at the Museum of Islamic Art – National Museums in Berlin is recording and documenting the condition of architectural monuments in the World Heritage City of the old city of Aleppo.

The general aim of the project is to raise awareness of the material and immaterial cultural heritage of Aleppo and Syria. Furthermore, this work is intended to set in motion and promote a culture of discussion between various actors, such as Aleppo residents, interest groups and experts. A lively exchange brings knowledge back to life and motivates us to rebuild the damaged cultural heritage together in the future.
This includes the national and international media world, which can help prevent the cultural assets from being forgotten.

In addition, this subproject, which has been supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation since 2017, catalogues the entire old-town structural structure and focuses on

  • the existing image archive of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project
  • the damage assessment of the subproject Built Heritage Documentation
  • the art and architecture historical documentation of art historians from Aleppo, and beyond that
  • the existing repertoire of knowledge handed down by the citizens of Aleppo in the form of texts, photos and moving images
  • the extensive archaeological documentation

The catalogue will be published on the scientific platform L.I.S.A. of the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
This subproject is supported by the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).


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