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Night view of the Old Citadel of Aleppo, Syria. Source: holdeneye/Adobe Stock

Aleppo: Before and After the Ravages of War (Video)


Aleppo, Syria, experienced a dramatic transformation due to the conflict that unfolded in the country. Once a vibrant and culturally rich ancient city, Aleppo now bears the scars of war. Before the conflict, Aleppo boasted a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old City, with its stunning architecture and bustling markets. However, the war brought extensive damage, resulting in the destruction of historic buildings and infrastructure. Iconic landmarks such as the Umayyad Mosque and the Aleppo Citadel were severely affected.

Homes, markets, and neighborhoods suffered immense devastation, displacing countless residents. Despite ongoing reconstruction efforts, the road to recovery is long, and the city's former glory remains a distant memory. Aleppo serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating impact of conflict on cultural heritage, emphasizing the need for international support in rebuilding and restoring this once-thriving ancient city.

Top image: Night view of the Old Citadel of Aleppo, Syria. Source: holdeneye/Adobe Stock

By Robbie Mitchell



This is such a travesty.

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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