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CITADEL OF ALEPPO

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world

CITADEL OF ALEPPO
Aleppo, Syria
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BACKGROUND

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Aleppo preserves remnants of more than four millennia of Near Eastern history. The Citadel of Aleppo is a densely layered microcosm of this long and complex history. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

From 2002 through 2010, WMF worked in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture on a project that addressed the conservation of the fortifications and the most significant structures of the citadel as well as the interpretation of the site for visitors. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the Middle East’s foremost monuments. Until conflict erupted in 2011, it received hundreds of thousands of visitors, many of whom were from outside the region. The collaboration between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and WMF resulted in the thorough documentation of the site and conservation work of the highest quality. (...)