Sunday, April 28, 2013

This 1,000-Year-Old Minaret Was Destroyed in Aleppo Syria Last Week

The minaret of the Great Mosque in Aleppo,
circa 1910. (Library of Congress, American Colony
The horrific bloodshed in Syria continues without any restraint.  More than 80,000 civilians have been killed, and unknown numbers are missing and wounded.  More than one million civilians are refugees.

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
Associated Press

View other historical features on the ancient cities of Syria
  • Homs and Hama in Syria
  • Tribute to the People of Syria
  • Damascus Revolt 1895
  • Damascus Revolt 1925
  • Ancient Aleppo
  • 1 comment:

    1. A minaret falls in Aleppo and we get pictures.
      The OLDEST SYNAGOGUE IN THE WORLD (2300 years old) in Damascus IS LOOTED, BURNT AND DESTROYED and we get nothing?