Online Resources


The list below gives online resources, grouped according to category. These online resources include historical photographs, videos, and texts that are relevant for the study of the traditional crafts of Iraq and the surrounding regions. These are provided for the purposes of further study and the compilers of this site ( do not take responsibility for the content or opinions contained within the following sites. All links were active at the time of compilation (16 January 2022).


Architecture and Archaeological Sites
  • The Gertrude Bell archive contains the photographs and notes taken by Gertrude Bell (d. 1926) during her travels through the Middle East:
  • For architecture and urban environments across the Islamic world, and providing links to other research on these topics:
Architectural Decoration
Portable Arts: General




Book Arts

Cultural Heritage