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

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.

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