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Living Mesopotamia CIC

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Project summary:

The impressive 19th Century Khan Musalla monument in Iraq was built to accommodate pilgrims travelling between the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala. In addition to its religious significance, it was also a key point for contact and exchange along the Silk and Ottoman trade routes.

The monument suffered significant damage during conflict and faces further deterioration due to climate change.

This project will support efforts to preserve and document the site, create a conservation management plan and provide opportunities for local heritage professionals and the community to care for and protect this and other local heritage sites in the future.