The website at is published by:

Syrian Heritage Archive Project (SHAP)
Team at the Museum of Islamic Art
c/o eKomi, Ltd.
Markgrafenstr. 11
DE – 10969 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 60269 00-0 (-1)
Internet: main website, project site

Website-Content-Management: SHAP team, Museum for Islamic Art/IT
Technical assistant: German Archaeological Institute/IT, Tim Reeves Internet Services, 31275 Lehrte
Translations: SHAP team & Esam Abou-Fakher (Arabic) and Issam Ballouz (proof), Julia Böttcher (English)
Edited by: SHAP team
Editorship: SHAP team


Disclaimer of liability

The Syrian Heritage Archive Project makes every effort to ensure that the content of its website is always up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out. The Syrian Heritage Archive Project accepts no liability for the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the information and material offered in its web site unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to the possible material or non-material damages of third parties caused by the use of this website. All offers are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The Syrian Heritage Archive Project expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice, or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.

Copyright/Copyright Law

The layout and content, in particular texts, images and all multimedia elements and content on the Syrian Heritage Archive Project website are protected by copyright, unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you want to integrate texts into your website, please do so by linking to our website and not by physically copying the texts. Photomechanical reproduction, duplication or distribution by means of special processes (e. g. data processing, data carriers and data networks), even in part, are not permitted without the express permission of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project.

External references and links

The Syrian Heritage Archive Project hereby expressly declares that no illegal contents on the linked pages were recognizable at the time of setting the links to other websites (hyperlinks) which are outside the area of responsibility of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project. The SHAP has made the technically possible and reasonable efforts for this examination. The Syrian Heritage Archive Project has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, it hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages that have been changed since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references within the Syrian Heritage Archive Project’s own website as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and in all other forms of databases set up by the Syrian Heritage Archive Project, the contents of which can be accessed externally. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, only the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Legal validity

This disclaimer is part of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project website. If individual formulations or parts of this text no longer or no longer fully comply with the applicable legal situation, the remaining parts of this declaration shall remain unaffected.

If the Syrian Heritage Archive Project refers to sites whose content gives cause for complaint, the Internet editorial staff would like to be informed. Please also inform us if your own contents are not written correctly, up to date, complete or understandable.


Our special thanks for the provided pictures as well as graphics of all title pictures go to:

Cover to ‘Home’ [project site]: © Issam Hajjar (Palmyra)
Graphic Network [project site]: © Sandra Schaefer
Cover photo to the page ‘About us’ [project site]: © Sandra Schaefer (Citadel of Tell Sheikh Hamad, 2006)
Front cover of the page ‘Gallery’ [project site]: © Museum of Islamic Art (so-called Aleppo Room from Beit Wakil)
Cover to page ‘Syrian Heritage Initiative’ [project site]: © Museum of Islamic Art (so-called Damascus-niche)
Cover to page ‘Crossroads Aleppo’ [project site]: Source: L.I.S.A.: Grundlagenarbeit für die Jamiʿ al-Khusrawiyya
Jamiʿ al-Khusrawiyya, built in 1546–47 and destroyed in 2013, © Crossroads Aleppo: Nolli map: BTU Cottbus, Architectural drawings: Annalinda Neglia – Bari University,
Khusrawiyya Destruction: Syrian Ministry of Tourism and Damage Assessment Project