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TEMPLE OF THE STORM GOD IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO

TEMPLE OF THE STORM GOD IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO
Aleppo, Syria
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BACKGROUND

The storm god is an ancient divinity that manifested itself in awe-inspiring thunderstorms and was important for agriculture. The god was venerated in many places in the Near East under different names, and the rock outcrop on which the Citadel of Aleppo was later founded presented an ideal location for a sanctuary. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

After ten years of fieldwork, the excavation of the Temple of the Storm God was almost entirely complete. In June 2005 WMF helped organize a workshop on the long-term conservation of the temple. The participants eagerly discussed the issues arising from different options for the protection and presentation of the site. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Narrowly missed by a French archaeologist in the late 1920s, the Temple of the Storm God represents an exceptionally important archaeological discovery. (...)