|The minaret of the Great Mosque in Aleppo, |
circa 1910. (Library of Congress, American Colony
With few signs of international action to stop the terrible harm to flesh and blood, we add another reminder here of the catastrophe: the great destruction to the mortar and stone of Syria's magnificent historical heritage. The minaret was built almost 1,000 years ago as part of Aleppo's Great Mosque.
In fighting between President Assad's army and Syrian rebels last week the ancient minaret was destroyed.
|The destroyed minaret, photo taken last week by|
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