Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution.
Yale is a partner in Project Anqa, a collaborative program between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the non-profit organization CyArk and Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH). Project Anqa was formed in response to the catastrophic loss of cultural heritage in the Middle East. The many heritage sites and museums recently destroyed in Syria and Iraq are a great loss to humanity, and yet they represent only a small portion of all the sites in high risk areas of the Middle East that are susceptible to such destruction and looting. While physically safeguarding these sites is problematic if not impossible, it is possible to proactively document these sites on an emergency basis.
Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) joined Project Anqa as a principal partner and will serve as the lead organization in publishing data online and guiding the annotation of the data to enable scholarly use.
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