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Aleppo – al-Safahiyeh Mosque
حلب – جامع السفاحية

The Mamluk-era al-Safahiyeh Mosque (جامع السفاحية) is located near the center of the old city of Aleppo (حلب). The mosque was constructed in 1425 under Ahmad Bin Salah Bin Ahmad al-Safah (أحمد بن صالح بن أحمد السفاح) and also served as a religious school. The building received substantial restorations in 1925. al-Safahiyeh Mosque (جامع السفاحية) is unique for its particularly tall and slender entrance portal. …

Aleppo – al-Shayabiyeh Mosque
حلب – جامع الشعيبية

The origin of al-Shayabiyeh Mosque (جامع الشعيبية) is not entirely clear, but the present structure largely dates to 1150 during the rule of Nur al-Din Mahmoud Zenki (نور الدين محمود زنكي). The most interesting feature of this small mosque is the elaborate stone carved decoration over the western façade. Much of this stonework was previously assumed to have originated from an early Roman triumphal arch …

Aleppo – Hammam Yalbugha
حلب – حمام يلبغا

One of the most impressive public baths in Syria is Hammam Yalbugha (حمام يلبغا), located in the old city of Aleppo (حلب) just south of the Aleppo Citadel (قلعة حلب). The baths were originally constructed in the mid-14th century, but were destroyed in 1399 when Timur sacked the city. The baths were later restored by Seif al-Din Yalbugha al-Nasiri (سيف الدين يلبغا الناصري), the Mamluk …

Aleppo – People
حلب – شعب

Most of Syria’s major urban centers are extremely diverse, and the city of Aleppo (حلب) is no exception. The population of the city was over 2,300,000 as of 2005, making it more populous than the capital. The residents of Aleppo (حلب) are predominantly Arab, speaking the northern Syrian dialect of Arabic. There is also a substantial Kurdish community, focused in and around the northern neighborhood …