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2009-07-30 Forodhani Park

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Forodhani Park - Zanzibar - Tanzania

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Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya and Prince Amyn Mohammad, joined H.H. The Aga Khan and President Amani Karume at the opening of the Forodhani Park, Zanzibar.

2008-08-24 Syria

His Highness Prince Aga Khan, Head and Founder of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Damascus on Sunday on a 6-day visit to Syria.

Aleppo, Syria, to Undergo Historical Restoration - 2010-04-19

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In this ancient fortress city in northern Syria, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, an ambitious restoration project is near completion in the Old City. Bloomberg is reporting that a master plan for development has been laid out for the next 15 years.

The most spectacular renewal is the Citadel castle: Workers cleared its deep moat, cleaned its formidable walls and removed tons of rubble. The work is backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, whose goal is to revitalize run-down communities and monuments.

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Descending the steps of the citadel, a 13th-century fortress in Aleppo, Syria.

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Bryan Denton, New York Times

Aleppo, Syria, to Undergo Historical Restoration - 2010-04-19

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Source: 
New York Times - intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/aleppo-syria-to-undergo-historical-restoration/

In this ancient fortress city in northern Syria, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, an ambitious restoration project is near completion in the Old City. Bloomberg is reporting that a master plan for development has been laid out for the next 15 years.

The most spectacular renewal is the Citadel castle: Workers cleared its deep moat, cleaned its formidable walls and removed tons of rubble. The work is backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, whose goal is to revitalize run-down communities and monuments.

Aga Khan Helps Ravaged Syrian City Aleppo Regain Ancient Glory - 2010-04-16

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Source: 
www.bloomberg.com

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- It’s hard to know which of history’s episodes was worse for Aleppo, an ancient fortress city in Syria’s north. Perhaps it was in the year 1400, when Tamerlane, the invading Mongol-Turkic chieftain, piled thousands of skulls at the town gates to persuade inhabitants to give up.

Or maybe the earthquake of 1136 that killed tens of thousands of inhabitants, or the massacre of Muslims by more Mongol invaders in 1260 or the 19th-century assaults by cholera and plague.

AKTC Restoration Special Articles: Saving the soul of Islam’s ancient cities - 2010-04-06

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Like the Aga Khan trust, the Global Heritage Fund focuses narrowly before engaging in broader restoration work. “In general, we start with a single district or class of society – very poor – where our intervention can set a model for the rest of the historic city,” Morgan explains. “By training the teams and providing vision and a plan, we can kick off a longer-term major transformation.”

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