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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

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WATCH: French start-up sets out to digitally preserve war-torn Mosul

A group of technicians is trying to digitally preserve the lost ruins of war-torn Mosul.

Iconem, a French start-up, used drones and 3D technology to create reconstructions of cultural heritage sites destroyed under ISIS occupation.

The company has now teamed up with Unesco to work on a project called Revive the Spirit of Mosul.

Iconem says these digital copies will help when the time comes to rebuild the cities.

The UAE is also partnering the Iraqi government and Unesco in the restoration of Mosul’s historic Al Nuri Great Mosque and Al Hadba minaret. A joint committee overseeing the project held high-level talks in September.

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