Architectural survey of Jerusalem

Project summary

Carried out between 1968 and 1979, this pilot project produced an architectural and photographic survey of little known but historically important buildings in the Old City in Jerusalem. The aim was to produce an accurate record of these public and private buildings by preparing large scale plans, sections and elevations of the buildings.

Project details

Location: Various

Year(s): 1968 to 1979

Project team:

Lead institutions and funding:

Project description

Results of the survey have been compiled in the volume Mamluk Jerusalem: An Architectural Study by M.H. Burgoyne and D. S. Richards. The volume is available at the CBRL libraries in Amman and Jerusalem. Hardback copies are available at this link.

Related projects

Ottoman Jerusalem project. More information here.

Project bibliography

Bennett, C-M., 1972. Director’s Report June 1970 – May 1971. Levant 4(3).

Bennett, C-M., 1973. Director’s Report June 1971 – May 1972. Levant 5(3).

Bennett, C-M., 1974. Director’s Report June 1972 – May 1973. Levant 6(3).

Burgoyne, M.H., 1971. Some Mameluke Doorways in the Old City of Jerusalem, Levant 3(1), 1–30.

Burgoyne, M. H., 1973. Tarīq Bāb Al-Hadīd – A Mamlūk Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Levant 5, pp. 12-35.

Burgoyne, M.H., 1974. The Continued Survey of the Ribāt Kurd/Madrasa Jahariyya Complex in Tarīq Bāb Al-Hadīd, Jerusalem. Levant 6, pp. 51-64.

Burgoyne, M.H., A. Abdul-Hajj, 1979. Twenty-Four Mediaeval Arabic Inscriptions from Jerusalem. Levant 11, pp. 112-137.

Burgoyne, M.H., 1982. A recently discovered Marwānid Inscription in Jerusalem. Levant 14, pp. 118-121.

Burgoyne, M.H., Richards, D.S., 1987. Mamluk Jerusalem: An Architectural Study. London: World of Islam Festival Trust on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem.

Hennessy, J.B., 1970. Report of the Director for the Period January 1st 1968 – May 31st 1969. Survey of Jerusalem 1968/1969, Levant 2(1), 5–6.

Hennessy, J.B., 1971. Report of the Director for the Period June 1 1969 – May 31 1970, Levant 3(1), 3–4.

Kessler, C.M., 1979. The Tashtimuriya in Jerusalem in the Light of a Recent Archaeological Survey. Levant 11, pp. 138-161.

Walls, A.G., 1974. The Turbat Barakat Khān or Khalidi Library. Levant 6, pp. 25-50.

Walls, A.G., 1975. The Mausoleum of the Amir Kīlānī. Levant 7, pp. 39-76.

Walls, A.G., 1977. The Mausoleum of the Amir Kīlānī: Restored Elevations. Levant 9, pp. 168-173.

Project media gallery

Muslim sheikhs and effendis at Khalidiyah Library. (Credit: Qalandiya International, 2018).