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al-Bimaristan al-Arghuni

Aleppo – al-Bimaristan al-Arghuni
حلب – البيمارستان الارغوني

One of the most fascinating historic monuments in Aleppo (حلب) is the Mamluk-era psychiatric hospital known as al-Bimaristan al-Arghuni (البيمارستان الارغوني). This remarkable institution was one of the first of its kind, providing care for individuals with a variety of mental illnesses at a time when Europeans viewed such people as being possessed by evil spirits. The hospital operated from the 14th century until as …