An Iraqi engineer, Kais Jacob Ishak, leads his own mission to preserve Iraq's heritage in 3D reconstructions. The project, which began 7 years ago, attempts to recreate the country's rich historical heritage on 3D software, to be used as a learning tool for educators.
Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has opened an Islamic cultural center in each governorate to teach moderate Islam and fight radicalism; the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, where the army fights religious fundamentalists, has three.
The Idlib museum, whose collections rival those in Aleppo and Damascus, reopened last month, despite having lost an unknown number of its treasures to looters. With an attack on Idlib so near and so likely, many observers are afraid that the museum will be damaged much more.
Volunteers establish the "Les plus Beaux Villages du Liban" an initiative formed to preserve Lebanon's rural heritage. They began with the village of Hardine, Lebanon which was founded in 1250BC, and boasts archaeological sites, including a Roman temple and 30 monasteries and caves.
Authorities in Dhi Qar Province seek to add some of the province's cultural landmarks into the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, however they complain that the lack of care and funding has resulted in the landmarks physical deterioration.