Al Azem Palace, Syria

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Project NameAl Azem Palace
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial59.07 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial11.91 GBNikon D90 , Canon EOS 6D DSLR , DSLR
Site DescriptionThe Al Azem Palace construction began in 1749 by the Ottoman governor of Damascus As'ad al-Azem. The palace has two main wings: the haramlik and the salamlik. The family wing, or haramlik, is a private space that is connected to the kitchen and servant quarters. It includes the baths, which are a replica of the public baths in the city but on a smaller scale. The public area reserved for the outside guests, called the salamlik, contains the formal halls, reception areas and exclusive courtyards for entertainment.
Project DescriptionThe Al Azem Palace was documented as part of Project Anqa, a collaboration between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), CyArk and Carleton University, funded by the Arcadia Foundation in the UK. The project began in 2015 in response to the catastrophic loss of heritage in the Middle East and aimed to protect monuments by providing training on digital preservation techniques for local heritage professionals in the region. CyArk provided several training and workshops in Lebanon to Syrian heritage professionals in 2016 and 2017 in partnership with the UNESCO Office for the Preservation of Syrian Cultural Heritage. The Al Azem Palace in Damascus was documented by the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in 2017, using photogrammetry and LiDAR.
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Collection Date2017-02-26 to 2017-05-05
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsDirectorate General of Antiquities and Museums
FundersArcadia Fund
PartnersCyArk , Carleton University , ICOMOS , UNESCO - The Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Heritage Project
Site AuthorityDirectorate General of Antiquities and Museums
CyArk 2018: Al Azem Palace - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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