In response to the destruction of heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by Daesh (or Islamic State) in 2015, the British Museum developed the Iraq scheme.
It aimed to offer something positive and constructive, in the face of frustration and outrage from this destruction.
Backed by the UK government, the British Museum was granted £2.9 million of Official Development Assistance (ODA) through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
The four-year programme finishes in 2020 and aims to rebuild the destruction caused by Daesh – now defeated – during its reign.
I am the lead photographer and training provider for Iraqi archaeologists at Tello (ancient Girsu) site, in the South of Iraq, since 2017.