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Aleppo حلب — itinerary 05, south of the suqs

source link South of the main suqs of the central walled city of Aleppo. This itinerary includes one of the projects of the great Ottoman architect, Sinan (the Mosque al-Adeliye), a rare surviving examples of an Ayyubid khan or caravanserai, a remarkably intact example of a Mamluk asylum for the insane, a Mamluk mosque built with remains […]

Aleppo حلب — itinerary 09, Jdeide Quarter

here Jdeide (‘new’) Quarter lies just outside the northern walls of the old city of Aleppo. Its name ‘new’ indicates that it was established in the seventeenth century as an extension of the city particularly for those employed by the foreign consulates and ‘factories’ as local employees. Today it still houses an important collection of schools […]

Aleppo حلب — itinerary 11, Mashhad al-Hussein

see url These two shrines lie on the hill of Jebel Jaushan to the south of the city. This was the vantage point of  European travellers’ depictions of Aleppo from the seventeenth century (see itinerary 1). Both shrines have Shia associations reflecting the dominant influence of Shia traditions in Aleppo until the mid twelfth century before Nur […]