Berlin
Germany

2019 Posters Exhibition – Old City of Aleppo: A recovery of a World Heritage Site, a recovery of a community, “Syrians ‘soul is back”

General Information

City

Aleppo (Syria)

Theme

Restoration

Program

Posters Exhibition

Language

English

Description

In Syria, The Old City of Aleppo was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986. During the conflict the Ancient city of Aleppo has suffered a severe damage and destruction, which was the motivation of UNESCO, in 2013, to classify the city as ʺendangered siteʺ on the List of World Heritage in Danger, in accordance (article 11, paragraph 4) with the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by the General Conference at its 17 session in Paris, 16 November 1972. The Old City of Aleppo – composed of the Citadel, the Great Mosque of Aleppo, the ancient city within the walls and the old cell-like quarters outside the walls – has an approximate area of 350 hectares (860 acres; 3.5 km2), housing more than 120,000 residents. It won the title of the "Islamic Capital of Culture 2006", and has had a wave of successful restorations of its historic landmarks.