Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War

Title

Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War

Description

Both the Great Mosque of Aleppo and the Great Mosque of Damascus were built in the same year: 715 CE. The structure in Damascus has been largely spared during the Syrian Civil War, but the same cannot be said for Aleppo. The structure there has suffered severe damage, particularly between 2012 and 2013, and the destruction is still visible in this photograph from December 2016.

Creator

Omar Sanadiki

Source

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-mosque/after-siege-aleppos-famed-umayyad-mosque-is-damaged-but-endures-idUSKBN1430UD

Publisher

Reuters

Date

13 December 2016

Rights

Fair use

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Reference

Omar Sanadiki, Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War, Reuters, 13 December 2016

Cite As

Omar Sanadiki, “Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed April 23, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/234.

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