Ottoman Houses of Mosul: Now and Then

Ottoman Houses of Mosul, Omar Mohammed

Date: 31.03.2018

Place: Mosul Eye Bureau – Institute of Islamic Culture

ICI Goutte d’Or : 56, rue Stephenson – 75018 Paris

As Part of the upcoming exhibition “Bagdad mon amour” in Paris 29.03-29.7.18 Omar Mohammed, founder of Mosul Eye will be presenting a seminar on the Ottoman architecture of Mosul.

In the thirteenth century, Mosul was nearly destroyed by Mongol invasion. It was not until 1534, when the Ottomans took control over Mosul, that the city was rebuilt, and transformed into the region’s commercial and administrative center. Mosul declined after the opening of the Suez Canal, but was revived with the discovery and development of petroleum reserves in the area in the 1920s.

Now, we are in the 21st century, Mosul was again nearly destroyed by Islamic State invasion, but its people are trying to rebuild what was destroyed. will Mosul survive?