Traditional architecture of Ras al-Khaimah

Digital mapping and characterization of a key heritage resource

Authors

  • David Connolly Director of British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR)
  • Hana Kdolska Head of research, British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR)

Keywords:

Ras al-Khaimah, Archaeological mapping, Geospatial dataset, Traditional Architecture, Heritage Protection

Abstract

The Traditional Architecture of Ras al-Khaimah Project (TradArch) was entrusted with systematically and digitally recording the location and typologies of the surviving vernacular architecture of the northernmost Emirate of the UAE. The Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah is unique within the UAE in having an unparalleled diversity and number of surviving historical buildings. The rich variety of this resource is a result of the country’s distinctive history, which is reflected in its architectural legacy — representing a tangible but ever diminishing link with the past. It is hoped the TradArch data set will form an important part of the foundations for a much-anticipated digital National Sites and Monuments Record. This paper aims to present the methodology and highlight key results from the first two seasons (2018, 2019).

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Published

28/07/2022

How to Cite

Connolly, D., & Kdolska, H. (2022). Traditional architecture of Ras al-Khaimah: Digital mapping and characterization of a key heritage resource. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 51, 87–105. Retrieved from https://archaeopresspublishing.com/ojs/index.php/PSAS/article/view/582