The historic al-Saqatiyah Market in Aleppo is to be reopened after being carefully restored as shown in footage filmed on Tuesday.
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Bit by bit, Aleppo’s centuries-old bazaar is being rebuilt as Syrians try to restore one of their historical crown jewels, devastated during years of brutal fighting for control of the city. The historic Old City at the center of Aleppo saw some of the worst battles of Syria’s eight-year civil…
Rebuilding Aleppo: ‘We Cannot Preserve the Place but We Can Save Our Memories’; Laura MacKenzie; Arab America
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Under the centuries-old archways in an alley in Syria’s famed Aleppo Old City, a small glimpse of the once-bustling market reemerged on Thursday, despite the ravages of war.
Restoration work has brought a small part of the famed Old City’s market back to life, and the restored arches glowed in purple lighting as traders once again plied wares including the city’s famous olive oil soap.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old City of Aleppo has been devastated by the war that began with anti-government protests in March 2011.
For four years, the Old City was a front line in the battle between rebels and government forces, who recaptured the city in full in December 2016.
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Pictures of the ancient city of Aleppo from before and after the siege.
THE war in Syria has been described as the deadliest conflict of the 21st century.
Gripping before and after photos of Aleppo show just how devastating the civil war is; Heather Leighton; Houston Chronicle
UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville called Monday’s slaughter “a complete meltdown of humanity.”
As Syrian government forces and rebels clash in Aleppo, TIME takes a look at the history of this ancient, cosmopolitan city now locked in a state of war…