The project team started cooperation with the Paul van Moorsel Institute in Amsterdam

Researchers from the Paul van Moorsel Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will provide historical and architectural data on Christian monuments of Mosul. Results of their work will be made available through this website. Their work is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).


An article about the rationale behind ISIS´s destruction of the historical monuments in Mosul

Project team members have published the article "ISIS´s Destruction of Mosul´s Historical Monuments: Between Media Spectacle and Religious Doctrine" in the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Details here



Monuments of Mosul in Danger Exhibition was held in Taipei


The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and the National Central Library in Taipei organized an exhibition on the destroyed architectural heritage of Mosul. The exhibition was held in Taipei from November 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018. More information can be found here



A new booklet about the Monuments of Mosul in Danger project has been recently published


Download a new booklet about the Monuments of Mosul in Danger project. The booklet was published on the occasion of the Taipei exhibition on the destroyed architectural heritage of Mosul. The booklet can be downloaded here. 



New Youtube channel of the project


Follow our new Youtube channel where you can find 3D virtual reconstructions of destroyed historical monuments of Mosul. 



Updated interactive map and satellite images of destroyed monuments of Mosul


The map documents the situation as of September, 16, 2016. The number of historical monuments destroyed by ISIS has increased to 42 by this date. We have failed to identify only one destroyed structure (labeled as unknown structure). We would be grateful for any additional information that would help us to identify it.


Do not hesitate to contact us should we have made any mistakes in our identifications. Also, any supportive documentation related to the endangered Mosul architecture would be appreciated.


The destruction of Mosul monuments during the liberation operation is currently subject to documentation. Follow our webpages for updates.  



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Homepage photo: a view of Mosul by T. J. Bradley


©Edward Jones, with special thanks.



Satellite images: WorldView-2 and WorldView-3© 2015 DigitalGlobe, Inc., distributed by European Space Imaging GmbH/ARCDATA PRAHA, s.r.o.




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