Aleppo Syria Culture
As tens of thousands of remaining residents evacuate the city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria today, we begin to assess the destruction of our historical and cultural heritage. While Bashar al-Assad's regime has destroyed this city and all its inhabitants with barrel bombs and air strikes, many civilians are risking their lives to save the injured and to pull the dead from the rubble. In opposition-held towns and villages, not a single mosque has been spared damage, and the desolate hills of nearby Aleppo are littered with the remains of historic buildings such as mosques, churches, schools and churches.
This ancient city is irreplaceable and of crucial importance for the history of mankind, denying its place in the history of the Middle East and the world as a cultural and cultural centre.
The Old City of Aleppo reflects the history of the Middle East and the world as a cultural and cultural centre as well as Syria's cultural heritage.
According to AAAS 2014, Aleppo is the second largest city in Syria and the third largest in the Middle East. Before the Syrian civil war, it was also one of the largest cities in the Levant. Today, with a population of more than 2.5 million people, it is probably the most important cultural centre in Syria. Aleppo has been an important cultural and economic centre for Syria and the world for centuries and has underlined its importance as a cultural, economic and political centre. According to the 2014 report of the Syrian Academy of Sciences, Aleppo is also the most populous Syrian city with a population of over 1.2 million.
Although the government has captured the city of Aleppo from the rebels, Syria's civil war is far from over, and rebels still occupy large parts of the country, and Western sanctions are holding back the Assad government. Fighting in Aleppo ended in December when the Syrian army drove rebels out of Aleppo, but not all.
Aleppo needs to be restored, but not slowly, not quickly, and it needs the support of the international community, especially the United States and the European Union. Aleppo is one of Syria's most important economic and cultural centres and the country's second largest city.
Syria's state buildings are usually decorated with official portraits of Bashar al-Assad, but Abdulkarim's spacious office has far less political decoration. Due to the economic importance of Aleppo, the revitalisation of the old city is one of the first steps towards returning power to the city's main cultural and economic centres, such as the old city centre.
Why the war in Syria began and how it developed, you can learn in this Newsround guide. To explore how Aleppo can be rebuilt once and for all by the time you arrive, join us in visiting one of Syria's most important cultural centres. The workshop is located in a district of the Old City that the rebels have taken control of since taking control of the district itself.
The Al-Adeyat Archaeological Society, founded in Aleppo in 1924, is a cultural and social organization that preserves the cultural heritage of the city and its archaeological sites. Much of this work is concentrated in the Ma'arra Museum, located in Syria's Damascus and Aleppo. The Foundation has been working to preserve Aleppo's ancient monuments, such as the ancient city walls, since 1999, when the government asked it to join forces with the Syrian Academy of Sciences and Technology (SAS) and the Syrian National Museum (NMS) to preserve them.
The exhibition focuses on the so-called "dead cities" of Aleppo, Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor, Homs and Damascus. The show is divided into five different sections covering their abandoned settlements: four of them were used for military purposes and turned into battlefields, such as Palmyra. Aleppo includes the citadel of Aleppo, as well as the ancient city walls and the ruins of its city center.
Since the battle for Aleppo began in 2012, the city has suffered massive destruction and is one of the worst-affected cities in Syria's civil war. The regime controls large swathes of western Aleppo and rebels are trying to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. This has severely affected the ancient city, which was previously largely intact.
One of Syria's main tourist attractions is the ancient city of Deir ez-Zor, home to some of Syria's most famous monuments and islets. The Dead City, also known as the Old City of Aleppo or the Dead City in Arabic, is an archaeological park in northwestern Syria.
The walled city of Aleppo, which is the largest Islamic city in history with 418 hectares, was considered by UNESCO 25 years ago as one of the most important Islamic cities, and UNESCO preserves it as a human heritage because it is a continuously inhabited city built on the foundations of a city with more than 4,000 years of history. The festival began in 2006 after Aleppo was declared the capital of Islamic culture in 2006. During the 2006 festival year Aleppo experienced a cultural revolution that had never been seen before. To celebrate Aleppo as the capital of Islamic culture in 2006, we present a list of some of Syria's most famous cultural events and events from the past year.