Aga Khan Development Network’s Impact in Syria: In the rubble, Aleppo’s citizens work to save battered heritage | Reuters

Aga Khan Development Network's Impact in Syria: In the rubble, Aleppo's citizens work to save battered heritage | Reuters
Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s director general of antiquities, speaks during an interview with Reuters outside Aleppo’s ancient citadel, Syria February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

The Aga Khan Development Network’s cultural arm, which was behind a multi-million dollar restoration and urban development project around the Citadel and nearby souks a decade ago, said it was also looking at possible rehabilitation of the area.

In the rubble-strewn square outside Aleppo’s ancient citadel and under the scorched vaults of its covered souk, workmen are starting to mend the destruction of a war that has shattered the Syrian city’s priceless historical heritage.

About 20 volunteers sorted through the debris in Khan al-Gumruk, one of the souk’s great medieval inns, piling up the stones from a fallen archway that can be used in its restoration.

More at the source: By Angus McDowall for Reuters


Related: Aga Khan Trust for Culture



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  1. This news is truly wonderful, i have been praying for the citizens of Syria, and for peace so am hoping and
    praying the arm of AKDN will be able to restore all historical sites and Syria will once again become a place where people will be able to rebuild with the help of AKDN’s support and live there peacefully again. My very best wishes for this project.


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