Fatma Dahmani is a Barakat Trust postdoctoral fellow. Her original project focused solely on the Abbasid painting of the Caliphal palace of Samarra in Iraq and the extent to which it is an original piece. After having conducted further research into the broader city more things caught her eye. This included the paintings discovered in other parts of the city such as in mosques, bath houses and homes. Fatma is working on a monograph on all of the paintings of the Abbasid city instead of focusing only on those in the palace. This dynamic project has evolved to include 3D reconstructions of the structures Dahmani has studied in cases where a sufficient understanding of the architecture and location of the paintings is available.