Palacký University Olomouc, Department of HistoryArchaeologist and historian of architecture specializing in the medieval built environment, both in central Europe and the Near East
Oriental Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences, PragueHistorian specializing in the social and cultural history of the Middle East. His main research areas are Islamic urbanism and historical topography of the North Mesopotamian region
University of West Bohemia Plzeň, Department of ArchaeologyArchaeologist specializing in remote sensing, analysis of satellite imagery, airborne laser scanning, and GIS
Oriental Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences, PragueHistorian specializing in the history of Islam, particularly its Salafi and Wahhabi interpretations. His current research focuses on the Salafi view of iconoclasm
Nyx Alexander Design ®
Digital designer and graphic artist specializing in virtual, three dimensional reconstructions and visualizations of historical architecture
a) Monitoring destructive activities in Mosulby means of satellite imageryb) Identification of destroyed sites c)Creation of an interactive map of destroyed monuments
Architectural and historical analysis of destroyed monumentsby means of preserved visual (photographs, documentary films) and plan documentation as well as historical and recent descriptions published by both Iraqi and Western scholars
Creation of 3D virtual models of monuments for which documentation of sufficient quality has been preserved
Analysis of the ideological backgroundof the destruction (IS’s religious propaganda and rationale, historical precedents)
The project Monuments of Mosul in Danger—supported by the Oriental Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, and the research program Strategy AV21 of The Czech Academy of Sciences—was launched in reaction to a serious threat to Mosul’s architectural sites from the Islamic State (IS, Daesh), who controlled the town from June 2014 to July 2017. During these three years, more than 40 historical sites were deliberately damaged or completely razed to the ground. Monuments of diverse types, such as mosques, shrines, mausolea, churches, and cemeteries, were subject to destruction. Mosul’s architecture has only been marginally researched. The first and only systematic survey of Islamic and Christian monuments in the town was conducted by the German archaeologist Ernst Herzfeld in 1907–1908. To this day, his work surpasses all other research on the topic, both in its scope, and the quality of its individual analyses and documentation. Although Mosul’s architecture was of interest to many Iraqi scholars (notably Ahmad al-Sufi, Saʽid al-Diwahji, and Ahmad Qasim al-Jumʽa), the textual component of their research—though often of high quality—was seldom accompanied by sufficient quality documentation.Therefore, when the Islamic State began the systematic destruction of monuments in Mosul, we could only guess what the real architectural and historical value of the destroyed heritage might be. The Monuments of Mosul in Danger project seeks to fill this gap by systematically researching the destroyed heritage through preserved documentation and critically re-evaluating its significance in the context of the city’s urban development.The focus of this project is only on monuments that were intentionally destroyed by the Islamic State. As for those monuments that were destroyed as a result of collateral damage during the military operation for the liberation of Mosul, an overview is given in a separate map layer of the Story Map.
Web design by Nyx Alexander Design ®
•Narrates the course and circumstances of the systematic destruction of monuments of Mosulby ISIS and, through analysis of its religious propaganda, places its actions in the broader framework of radical Jihadi Salafism
•Introduces the sources and methods of working with data obtained through remote sensing (satellite and aerial imagery) and discusses their usabilityfor the archaeological research of Mosul’s urban landscape
•Presents the comprehensive catalogue of all destroyed monuments with thorough architectural and historical analyses of those with sufficiently preserved documentation
•Reconsidersthecity’s urban development from its foundationin641tothe15thcentury on the basis of a critical revision of historical topographic data
•Revises some deep-rooted interpretations of the patronage and meaning of Mosul’s medieval architecture
Basic definitions of monuments given at individual entries are based on a comprehensive catalog of Mosulʼs destroyed sites that is published in the project teamʼs book Mosul after Islamic State: The Quest for Lost Architectural Heritage (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).
Al-Tahira Syriac Orthodox Church (al-Tahira al-Kharijiya)
English War Cemetery
Great Mosque of al-Nuri and Minaret al-Hadbaʼ
Shrine of Imam Yahya ibn al-Qasim – Madrasa al-Badriya
Shrine of Imam ‛Awn al-Din Ibn al-Hasan
Mosque of al-Khidr (al-Jami‛ al-Ahmar, al-Jami‛ al-Mujahidi)
Mosque and Tomb of Nabi Yunus (Prophet Jonah)
Mosque and Tomb of Nabi Jirjis (Prophet George)
Mosque and Tomb of Shaykh Qadib al-Ban
Mosque of Hamu al-Qadu – Tomb of ‛Alaʼ al-Din
Mosque of Nabi Shith (Prophet Seth)
Shatt al-Jumi Mosque – Tomb of Shaykh Ibrahim al-Naqshbandi
Tomb of Ibn al-Athir (Qabr al-Bint)
Mosque and Shrine of Imam Ibrahim
Mosque and Tomb of Shaykh Fathi
Mosque of Shaykh Abu al-‛Alaʼ
Mosque and Tomb of Nabi Daniyal (Prophet Daniel)
Shi‛i Mosque and Husayniya Rawdat al-Wadi
Takiya and Tomb of Muhammad al-Afghani (Shaykh al-Shatt)
Shrine of Imam ‛Ali al-Asghar
Mosque of Sultan Uways and adjacent cemetery
Shrine of Imam ‛Abd al-Rahman – Madrasa al-‛Izziya
Shrine and Mosque of Imam al-Bahir
Shrine of Imam ‛Ali al-Hadi
Mosque and Shrine of Imam Muhsin – Madrasa al-Nuriya
Mosque and Tomb of ‛Isa Dadah and adjacent cemetery
Mosque and Tomb of Shaykh ‛Ajil al-Yawar
Mosque and Madrasa of al-Ridwani
Hammam al-Saray Mosque and Shrine of al-Sitt Nafisa
Mosque and Tomb of Shaykh Muhammad al-Abariqi
Mosque and Shrine of al-‛Abbas
Mosque and Tomb of Imam Zayd ibn ‛Ali
Cemetery adjacent to the Mosque and Tomb of Umm al-Tis‛a
Madrasa of the ‛Abdal Mosque
Tomb of Shaykh Mansur
Tomb of Abu al-Hawawin / Shaykh ‛Amir
Mosque and Shrine of Awlad (or Banat) al-Hasan – Mosque of Bayt Shahidu
Mosque of Imam Muhammad / Mosque of al-Sab‛awi
Tomb of Shaykh Rashid Lolan
Shrine of Imams Hamid and Mahmud
Tomb of Shaykh Ibrahim
Mosque of Mahmud ibn ʽAbd al-Jalil al-Khidri
Al-Saray Police Station / Madrasat al-Sanaʼiʽ
Mosque and Tomb of al-Kharrazi
SINCE THE ASSYRIANPERIOD
UNKOWN ORIGIN; OTTOMAN
UNKOWN ORIGIN; OTTOMAN
ATABEG (?)MONGOL (?)OTTOMAN
LIST OF MOSULʼS MONUMENTS
NW part of old Mosul, al-Shifa’ Quarter
Ruined (2 February 2015)
AL-TAHIRA SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH
The church of unknown origin was built anew in 1744–1745 by the al-Jalili family after the devastating siege of Mosul by Nader Shah in 1743. It was a famous place of devotion and festivals.
The cemetery was founded in 1918. It contained more than 349 graves of Commonwealth and Turkish soldiers who fell in Iraq during the two world wars, as well as civilian graves (particularly consular burials).
Atabeg, rebuilt in the 1940s; the minaret persisted in the original state
Ruined (21 June 2017)
GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI AND MINARET AL-HADBAʼ
The mosque was founded in 1170 by Atabeg Nur al-Din Mahmud Zengi as the second congregational mosque in the city. It was reconstructed in the Aq Qoyunlu and Ottoman periods, and was eventually torn down and built anew in the 1940s. The mosque was the most significant historical building and symbolic focus of the old city. The extraordinary high leaning minaret, the only fully preserved brick minaret from the Atabeg period in North Iraq, made it an unmistakable landmark.
The shrine was constructed by Badr al-Din Luʼluʼ in 1239–1240 in the vicinity of his earlier foundation of Madrasa al-Badriya. The Ilkhanid period reconstruction (from the beginning of the 14th century AD) changed its appearance and symbolic purpose, but thereafter the structure remained intact until recently, representing an outstanding example of Badr al-Din’s tower shrines and a distinctive part of old Mosul’s panorama. Its complex, valuable interior decoration, including a partly collapsed muqarnas dome, was destroyed together with the building.
The shrine was built in 1248–1249 by Badr al-Din Luʼluʼ, probably on the site of an earlier building. It was substantially reconstructed in the Ilkhanid period and it seems probable that the origin of the marvellous muqarnas vault could be dated to this period. The sponsor of the reconstruction remains unknown. Later Ottoman refurbishment stressed the adjacent funerary structure, traditionally called al-Barma or Madfan al-Jaʽfari (a Shiʽi mausoleum), which was furnished with two valuable portals transferred from the shrine.
West bank of the Tigris, on the southern edge of the old town
Razed (26 February 2015)
MOSQUE OF AL-KHIDR(al-Jami‛ al-Ahmar, al-Jami‛ al-Mujahidi)
The mosque was founded by Mujahid al-Din Qaymaz in 1176. After its completion in 1180–1181 it served as the third congregational mosque providing religious services to the area of Mosulʼs southern suburb. Athough three Ottoman reconstructions substantially changed its appearance, they preserved from the original mosque the central domed space with its stucco-decorated outer mihrab niche.
The shrine, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Iraq, evolved into a monumental congregational mosque (jamiʽ) under the reconstruction by Jalal al-Din Ibrahim al-Khatani in 1365–1366, when the tomb of the Prophet Jonah was “rediscovered” and covered with a dome. A conglomerate of the tomb, three prayer halls, a madrasa, and passages most probably reused an old complex of the Nestorian monastery of Mar Yonan. It was radically refurbished in the 1850s and again in the late 1980s.
West Mosul, Mahallat Bab al-Nabi
Unknown origin; Timurid and Ottoman reconstructions
The first evidence of the mosque and tomb of al-Nabi Jirjis refers to 1175–1176. The tomb, apparently the oldest nucleus of the compound, was, however, a result of later renovations. In 1734–1740, a magnificent complex, consisting of a spacious mosque and two additional prayer halls, was built around the tomb, and was repaired many times afterwards. Nabi Jirjis Mosque represented the most popular center of pilgrimage, veneration, and memory in west Mosul.
The mosque originated as a ribat of Abu ʽAbd Allah al-Husayn Qadib al-Ban, where he was burried after his death in 1177–1178. The site was substantially rebuilt in 1711, eventually torn down, and built anew in 1957–1958.
The mosque originated on the site of a tomb of Shaykh ʽAlaʼal-Din, identified by local tradition as the son of the famous Sufi ʽAbd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077–1166). The mosque was erected by al-Hajj ʽAbd Allah Chalabi, known as Hamu al-Qadu, in 1880–1881, and featured a unique minaret rising up from the top of its dome.
West Mosul, south part of the city, al-Nabi Shith Street
The site originated as a modest tomb of the prophet (17th century) with a small mosque (18th century). In 1815–1816, the governor of Mosul Ahmad Basha ibn Sulayman Basha al-Jalili replaced both structures with a large congregational mosque, a mausoleum of the prophet, a madrasa, and his own tomb. In 1977, the entire complex, with the exception of the minaret, was demolished and a new concrete mosque was erected at its place. The new minaret was built after 1983.
The first documented reconstruction of the tomb of the famous historian ʽIzz al-Din Abu al-Hasan ibn al-Athir (d. 1233) was accomplished in 1888–1889 by ʽAbd Allah ibn Hamu al-Qadu. During the construction of Ibn al-Athir Street in 1938 the tomb was demolished and built again acccording to a completely new design.
The mosque was founded by emir Ibrahim al-Muhrani al-Jarrahi, the governor of the al-Jarrahiya fortress, around the mid-12th century. The adjacent tomb was originally dedicated to his wife Hanifa Khatun. Only in the Ilkhanid period (according to the inscription originating from 1330–1331) was the tomb transformed into a shrine dedicated to Imam Ibrahim (or, more precisely, to his anonymous son/descendant, as stated on the lintel of a window). The site was substantially reconstructed in the late Ottoman period.
West Mosul, Mahallat al-Shaykh Fathi
Unknown origin; Late Ottoman reconstructions
Two buildings of the complex razed, the mosque still standing
The patron of the site, Shaykh Fathi, is of uncertain identity. He lived either in the 8th or 9th century AD. The first reconstruction of the site might have happened in the Atabeg period, as the form of two commemorative flat mihrabs from inside the tomb indicates. After repeated renovations (1718–1719, 1842–1843), the tomb with the adjacent small prayer hall was eventually replaced by a modern structure in 2001.
The date of the mosqueʼs construction as well as the identity of the eponymous shaykh are unknown. The earliest evidence of the building comes from 1762–1763. The mosque was reconstructed in 1878–1879 and again in 1945–1946.
The mosque was founded by Maʽruf ibn Ibrahim al-Sulayman in 1813–1814. Only in 1842–1843 was the alleged tomb of the Prophet Daniel discovered within the mosqueʼs compound by Mosulʼs governor Muhammad Pasha Inje Bayraqdar, and covered with a domed structure. Concurrently, the mosque was reconstructed and a schoolroom established within the complex. The site was substantially rebuilt in 1980–1981.
West bank of the Tigris, al-Midan Neighborhood
Ruined (reported on 2 September 2014)
TAKIYA AND TOMB OF MUHAMMAD AL-AFGHANI (SHAYKH AL-SHATT)
The takiya was built in the courtyard of the al-Shahwan Mosque (alias Shaykh al-Shatt Mosque) by the Sufi Muhammad Efendi al-Afghani (d. 1899) in the second half of the 19th century. After his death he was interred in the takiya. The site was reconstructed in 2000.
The shrine, traditionally identified—without any support in sources—with the earlier Seljuq madrasa of Nizam al-Mulk (11th century), most likely originated only in the Ilkhanid period (1330s), as was epigraphically attested on the tombʼs window. The cult of Imam ʽAli al-Asghar was further promoted in the Jalaʼirid period (inscriptions on wooden sarcophagus). The activities of Badr al-Din Luʼluʼ, traditionally associated with the promotion of the cult of Imam ʽAli al-Asghar at this site in the Atabeg period, must also be ruled out due to a lack of supporting evidence.
The founding period of the complex of Sultan Uways Mosque cannot be convincingly determined. Still, an Atabeg or Jalaʼirid origin should be regarded as plausible.The purpose of the complex was either funerary or ritual (a Sufi takiya), or a combination of both. The later Ottoman mosque erected in 1682–1684 by al-Hajj Jumʽa al-Hadithi was a representative example of Jalili-Period mosque architecture, which persisted—though in architecturally degraded form—until 2014.
The shrine originated as part of Madrasa al-ʽIzziyya, founded by Atabeg ʽIzz al-Din Masʽud ibn Qutbuddin Mawdud (1180–1193). The traditionally attributed role of Badr al-Din Luʼluʼin the transformation of the site to the shrine of Imam ʽAbd al-Rahman should be, for the time being, ruled out due to a lack of any supporting evidence. Its connection with Imam ʽAbd al-Rahman can only be proven by sources from the Ottoman period.
The shrine can be linked to the patronage of Badr al-Din Lu’lu’ (d. 1239), though it was substantially rebuilt in the Ilkhanid period, when the shrine was reinterpreted through the symbolism of Twelver Shiʽa. The appearance of the site completely changed during the Ottoman period (reconstruction by Sayyid al-Bektash in the 18th century) and in the modern era (1939–1940, 1987, 1996, and 2000s). The most valuable elements of the interior decoration—the marvellous zoomorphic portal, wooden door, mihrab, and fragmentarily preserved intarsed marble panels—were transferred to museums.
The origin of the shrine, which was dedicated to ʽAli, the son/descendant of the 10th Twelver Imam ʽAli al-Hadi (according to the inscription on the lid of the sarcophagus), is unknown. Only the resemblance of some decoration on the sarcophagus to that in the niche of the mihrab in the Imam al-Bahir Shrine makes it possible to link it to the late 13th century. The mosque underwent several reconstructions and, after it became dilapidated, was replaced by a large new building in 1971.
The site originated as part of the funerary Madrasa al-Nuriyya of Atabeg ruler Nur al-Din Arslan Shah (reigned 1193–1211). The emergence of the site as the Shrine of Imam Muhsin cannot be even approximately dated; the traditionally accepted involvement of Badr al-Din Luʼluʼin this transformation should be rejected due to the absence of any historical evidence. It could have some connection to the disappearance of reports of Madrasa al-Nuriya after 1315, which would make it a result of the Ilkhanid-period development. The historical structure was replaced by a new mosque in 1958–1959.
West Mosul, al-Midan Neighborhood
Ruined (reported on 2 September 2014)
MOSQUE AND TOMB OF‛ISA DADAH AND ADJACENT CEMETERY
The site probably originated as a Sufi lodge (ribat) built by the Atabeg ruler Sayf al-Din Ghazi I (ruled 1146–1149). Later it became known as the mosque of ʽIsa Dadah, a Sufi shaykh of unknown identity (Mosul tradition considers him to be the son of ʽAbd al-Qadir al-Jilani). The mosque was reconstructed in 1986. The cemetery had a long historical tradition. It was referred to in the works of Mosulʼs historians from the end of the 18th century.
The complex was founded and maintained for generations by the al-Ridwani family. The mosque was built by ShaykhʽAbd al-Razzaq al-Ridwani in 1795–1796, and the madrasa by his grandson Muhammad al-Ridwani in 1911–1912 or 1921. The complex was reconstructed in 1986 and 2006.
West Mosul, Mahallat al-Nabi Jirjis, 160 m east of al-Nuri Mosque
Atabeg? (shrine); Mongol? (mosque); Ottoman and modern reconstructions
Ruined (9 March 2015)
HAMMAM AL-SARAY MOSQUE AND SHRINE OF AL-SITT NAFISA
The origin of both structures, connected into one complex in 1926–1927, is obscure. It has been speculated that the mosque originated in the Ilkhanid period as part of the Mongol military-administrative district. The earliest evidence, however, confirms its existence only in the 16th century (foundation/reconstruction by Shaykh Yunus). The shrine might have been of Atabeg origin, though any reliable evidence is missing. The complexʼs layout was substantially changed by the renovation in 1985.
The mosque was built next to the tomb of Sufi shaykh Muhammad al-Abariqi. The mosque was built anew during the reconstruction of a town wall by Husayn Pasha al-Jalili (1695–1758) and recently modernized.
West Mosul, al-Najafi Street
Ruined (mid-February 2015; could not be verified using satellite imagery)
The first attested (re)construction activity at the site occured in 1586–1587. It specifically involved the shrine of Imam al-ʽAbbas, as was mentioned in the inscription made for this occasion. The complex was reconstructed in 1876–1877 and again in 1927–1928. Its later development is unknown.
Although of unknown origin, the complex could be approximately dated to the Atabeg period given the find of several medieval elements of interior decoration at the site (especially a flat mihrab, and a wooden sarcophagus). The earliest recorded date, however, comes only from 1876–1877.
West Mosul, Mahallat Hammam al-Manqusha
The cemetery was leveled (late 2014); the mosque was probably damaged during military operations in 2017.
CEMETERY ADJACENT TO THE MOSQUE AND TOMB OF UMM AL-TIS‛A
The madrasa was built within the complex of the ʽAbdal Mosque in 1669–1670 by al-Hajj ʽAbdal ibn Mustafa al-Mawsili (d. 1688–1689). It was restored twice in the 18th century, and later demolished and built anew.
West Mosul, Bab Sinjar Quarter, at the foot of Tell al-Kunasa
Ruined (between 22 December 2014 and 7 March 2015)
Abu al-Hawawin is associated with Shaykh ʽAmir (al-Khathʽami), who is considered to be the Companion and Banner Bearer of the Prophet Muhammad. Local tradition maintained that he was responsible for the Prophetʼs animals; the site therefore played a role in popular veterinary medicine.
West Mosul, Suq al-Sagha, Hosh al-Khan Neighborhood
Razed (before 22 December 2014)
MOSQUE AND SHRINE OF AWLAD (OR BANAT) AL-HASAN MOSQUE OF BAYT SHAHIDU
According to the 19th-century inscription, the mosque was identified with Muhammad ibn al-Imam ʽAli ibn al-Hanafiya. Its reconstruction n 1868–1869 was conducted by Shaykh Ahmad, the son of Muhammad al-Sabʽawi, the Sufi shaykh, who had earlier built a takiya inside the complex. Shaykh Muhammad was entombed in the burial chamber in the vicinity of the tomb of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiya.
The shrine of alleged descendants of Imam al-Hasan ibn ʽAli is of unknown origin. It was reconstructed in 1722–1723 by the order of the mother of al-Hajji Ahmad ibn al-Hajji Salih al-Darwish, and again in 1797–1798 by the wife of Muhammad Pasha al-Jalili as a congregational mosque (comprising the tomb and a madrasa).
West Mosul; near Bab al-Jadid
Razed (between 22 December 2014 and 29 August 2015)
The small mosque was the takiya of Ibrahim ibn Hasan al-Husayni, the Naqshbandi Sufi shaykh, who was entombed in the mosqueʼs souterrain in 1340/1921–1922. It was hypothesized that the mosqueʼs plot was once occupied by a school of Prophetic tradition, Dar al-Hadith al-Muhajiriya.
The mausoleum was dedicated to the Sufi Shaykh Ahmad ibn ʽIsa al-Kharrazi (9th century), whose identity is a matter of contention. The history of the tomb is unknown. The site was reconstructed a few years before 1966 (a small mosque was built adjacent to the tomb), and again shortly before 2006.
This late Ottoman administrative building was occupied by several institutions during the course of the last two centuries. It served as a Christian school, a School of Crafts (Madrasat al-Sanaʼiʽ), and a police center. The building had already been damaged by a suicide attack in 2005.
Archaeology in Conflict
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
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Václav Roman: Pokus o digitální obnovu nenávratně zničených mosulských památek
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Czechs make digital reconstruction of lost Mosul heritage
Czechs make digital reconstruction of lost Mosul heritage, Prague Daily Monitor, 9. 2. 2017.
Reportáž o výstavě Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu
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Jan Rovenský: Kulturní genocida. Tak lze po téměř tříletém řádění radikálů z tzv. Islámského státu (IS) popsat situaci v severoiráckém Mosulu, o který se stále vedou líté boje
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Reportáž o výstavě
Reportáž o výstavě, Český rozhlas Vltava, Mozaika, 8. 2. 2017 (od min. 43.50).
Kateřina Höferová: Ohrožená rchitektura města Mosulu. Zachraňovat bude i nová výstava
Kateřina Höferová: Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu. Zachraňovat bude i nová výstava, Shekel.cz, 8. 2. 2017.
Rozhovor s Lenkou Starkovou: Archeologové rekonstruují irácký Mosul podle satelitních map
Rozhovor s Lenkou Starkovou: Archeologové rekonstruují irácký Mosul podle satelitních map, Xantypa, únor 2017.
Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu
Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu, Akademie věd České republiky, Youtube, 27. 1. 2017.
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Pierre Meignan: Le patrimoine de Mossoul entre les mains d’archéologues tchèques, Radio Praha, 6. 4. 2016.
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Martin Lothar: Tschechische Wissenschaftler steuern Projekt zum Wiederaufbau von Mossul bei, Radio Praha, 31. 3. 2016.
Čeští archeologové sbírají podklady pro obnovu památek v iráckém Mosulu
Čeští archeologové sbírají podklady pro obnovu památek v iráckém Mosulu, Český rozhlas, 31. 3. 2016.
Gilgamesh Nabeel: Czech Scholars Chart the Destruction of Mosul Heritage
Gilgamesh Nabeel: Czech Scholars Chart the Destruction of Mosul Heritage, Al-Fanar Media, 15. 3. 2016.
Interaktív számítógépes térképen rekonstruálják az iraki Moszul városának az Iszlám Állam terroristái által elpusztított műemlékeit cseh tudósok
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Češi se rozhodli obnovit památky v Mosulu. Islámskému státu navzdory
Češi se rozhodli obnovit památky v Mosulu. Islámskému státu navzdory, Prima Zoom, únor 2017.
Karel Nováček, Miroslav Melčák, Lenka Starková, and Ondřej Beránek: Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu. Věda kolem nás 80. Praha, AVČR, 2018.Karel Nováček, Miroslav Melčák, Lenka Starková, and Ondřej Beránek: MonumentsofMosulinDanger.Sciencearoundus/Challengesandquestions73. Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences, 2017.
Karel Nováček: ”Mosul architecture”. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three (K. Fleet, G. Krämer, D. Matringe, J. Nawas, and E. Rowson Eds.), Leiden: Brill (in press)Roger Matthews, Qais Hussain Rasheed, Mónica Palmero Fernández, Seán Fobbe, Karel Nováček, Rozhen Mohammed-Amin, Simone Mühl, and Amy Richardson: ”Heritage and cultural healing: Iraq in a post-Daesh era.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 2019, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2019.1608585Karel Nováček: ”Mosul – systematic annihilation of a cityʼs architectural heritage, its analysis and post-crisis management.” In: J. Bessenay-Prolonge, J.-J. Herr, M. Mura, Archaeology of Conflict/Archaeology in Conflict. Proceedings of the international conference held in Paris, INHA, 2. –3. 11. 2017. Routes de lʼOrient. Revue de lʼOrient Ancien. Paris Juin 2019.Miroslav Melčák, and Ondřej Beránek: “ISIS’sDestructionofMosul’sHistoricalMonuments:BetweenMediaSpectacleandReligiousDoctrine”. International Journal of Islamic Architecture 6/2, 2017, 389–415. Miroslav Melčák :“Islámskýstátalikvidacearchitektonickéhodědictví:PříkladMosulu“. In: Ondřej Beránek a Bronislav Ostřanský (eds.): Islámskýstát:Blízkývýchodnakoncičasů. Praha: Academia, 2016, 199–215.Karel Nováček, and Miroslav Melčák: “KzáchraněkulturníhodědictvívMosulu“. Akademický bulletin AV ČR 4, 2015, 18–19. Karel Nováček: ”Mosul:kataklyzmaahistorickáarchitektura“. Kuděj 2, 2014, 115–121.
Karel Nováček, and Miroslav Melčák: The 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), Bologna, 6.–9. 4. 2021 (talk: Shrines of Badr al-Din Lu’lu’ in Mosul: An ex-post reconsideration).Karel Nováček: Multimethod Approaches to Heritage in the Crossfire. An inter-disciplinary workshop on managing heritage in conflict zones, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 23. – 24. 5. 2019 (talk: Monuments of Mosul in Danger project: Role of remote sensing in the war and post-war heritage management).Miroslav Melčák, Karel Nováček, and Lenka Starková: The 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), München, 3. – 7. 4. 2018 (talk: Monuments of Mosul in Danger project). Lenka Starková, and Karel Nováček: International Aerial Archaeology Conference AARG 2018, Venice, 12. – 14. 9. 2018 (talk: Digital modelling of the historical heritage of Mosul). Karel Nováček, and Lenka Starková: Archéologie des Conflits / Archéologie en Conflit, Paris, 2. – 3. 11. 2017 (talk Mosul: the case of systematic annihilation of architectural heritage). Lenka Starková: AARG Annual meeting 2017, Pula, Croatia, 13. – 15. 9. 2017 (talk: Interactive map of the historical heritage of Mosul).Karel Nováček: International Conference on Iraqi medieval and historical architecture. Deliberate destruction and challenges for conservation and restoration, Berlin, 31. 8 – 1. 9. 2016 (talk: The Endangered Islamic Architecture of Mosul). Lenka Starková: The Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG) 2016 Annual Meeting, Plzeň 7. 9. – 9. 9. 2016 (poster: Architecture in Mosul: GIS solution for documenting and protecting the extremely endangered cultural heritage). Lenka Starková: 15. ročník mezinárodní mezioborové konference Počítačová podpora v archeologii 2016, Velké Pavlovice 30. 5. – 1. 6. 2016 (poster: Architektura města Mosulu: GIS řešení pro dokumentaci a ochranu extrémně ohroženého kulturního dědictví) Ondřej Beránek: 50th Annual Conference of MESA (Middle East Studies Association), Boston, USA, 17. – 20. 11. 2016 (talk: The Islamic State and taswiyat al-qubur). Ondřej Beránek: participation in a panel discussion “Islamic State: Destruction of the Living and Dead”, 14. 11. 2016, Washington, D.C. Ondřej Beránek: Annual conference organized by DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association) and DMG (Islamic Studies Section of the German Oriental Society), Bochum, Germany, September 2015 (talk: The Islamic State and the Destruction of Monuments).
The National Central Library, TaipeiNovember 22, 2017 - January 21, 2018
The Galery of Science and ArtThe Czech Academy of Sciences, PragueFebruary 8, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Karel Nováček, Miroslav Melčák, Ondřej Beránek and Lenka Starková: Mosul after Islamic State. The Quest for Lost Architectural Heritage. Palgrave Macmillan 2021.
Monuments of Mosul in Danger
Ohrožená architektura města Mosulu
Olomoucký archeolog vyrazí do ruin Mosulu zachraňovat zničené památky