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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. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments FundHeritage Under Siege from Aleppo to Zanzibar
October, 2014

The very places that convey great achievements, the passage of time, and the stability of culture are frequently proving fragile against the backdrop of natural disaster, warfare, and civil and religious conflict. Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and COO of WMF, discusses these struggles and efforts to protect and conserve the magnificent records of cultural history.

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IN THE MEDIA
Aleppos Historische Zitadelle Heftig Umkämpft
Der Tagesspiegel, Monday, August 20, 2012
Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures
The New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 2012
Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures
The New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 2012