|Aleppo reconstruction ongoing
TASS reports that the reconstruction of the Citadel in Aleppo’s should conclude by 2019. Contributors include the Syrian government and UNESCO, alongside other international organizations. Akram Karakela, director general of Antiquities in Aleppo, reported that the reconstruction would cost 100 million Syrian pounds (more than $194,000 USD). Read more on TASS or on the reconstruction at Prensa Latina here.
Salah Maraashi Photography shared a 60° panoramic image of the damage and Reconstruction at Othmaneyya Masjid.
On Saturday 18/8/2018 at the National Museum in Damascus, a workshop was organized by the DGAM in collaboration with the Aga Khan International Cultural Foundation to discuss documenting and preparing a study for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Scotia market in Aleppo. A full report of the event is available on the DGAMs website.
According to Euronews, “the Syrian city of Aleppo is still littered with debris from years of shelling and gunfire — but now tea shops, market stalls and pedestrians are also returning […] “Here in the streets, there wasn’t anyone at all during the war,” remembers resident Saleh Taftaneyzi. “There just wasn’t anyone. And now, you can see for yourself, how many people there are.”
The Times wrote here that Aleppo may soon be attracting more tourists.