Syria’s ancient Aleppo souk poised to regain its bustle — Gulf News com | Restoration works began after Syrian authorities signed a partnership agreement with the Aga Khan Foundation

Aleppo: On the domed roof of a historical market in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, architect Bassel Al Daher moves between workers painstakingly working to erase the scars of war. Labourers take part in restoration work at the Saqatiya market in the old quarter of Syria’s second city of Aleppo on February 12, 2019….

The Aga Khan wants to rebuild Aleppo’s Great Mosque

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Ten million euro plan: “A Hope Throughout Syria” In his hands is a white plastic model of the Aleppo Minaret, Dr. Radwan Khawatmi reminds himself the nostalgia of childhood games: “I was born a few meters from there. I was a child and always felt like a muezzin. I went to…

In the rubble, Aleppo’s citizens work to save battered heritage — Jordan Times Com |Aga Khan Development Network’s cultural arm is also looking at possible rehabilitation of the area

The Aga Khan Development Network’s cultural arm, which was behind a multimillion 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. A view shows a damaged dome of a mosque in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, January…

Weltkulturerbe: Aleppos Schicksal auf der Kippe. article in German with many photos on Syrian heritage (Aleppo’s fate is on the brink, German city planner can save the city)

Der syrische Bürgerkrieg hat das Weltkulturerbe Aleppo weitgehend zerstört. Experten fordern – trotz Krieg- schon jetzt den Wiederaufbau. Ansonsten könnte der Stadt das Schicksal eines arabischen Disneylands drohen. Kilometerlange Bazare, eine der größten und prächtigsten Moscheen der Welt, eines der florierendsten Geschäftszentren mitten im Nahen Osten – das war Aleppo bis Ende 2011. Dann kam…

Syrian Cultural Heritage Sites Endangered — Voice of America News com says damage is deliberate and Looted artifacts are being sold for tens of millions of dollars

GENEVA—A new study finds warring factions in Syria’s long-running civil war have damaged or destroyed hundreds of Syrian cultural heritage sites. The study by UNITAR, the U.N. Institute for Training and Research uses detailed satellite imagery, which tracks and analyzes the extent of the loss. More than three years of civil war in Syria has…

GPISH Students Visit Egypt and Syria – The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Students from the IIS’ Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH), Class of 2012, went on educational trips to Egypt and Syria during the summer. These visits provided the students with an opportunity to better understand the past and present dynamism of Muslim societies, including the Ismailis, in these regions. In Cairo, the students…