"More Images from Aleppo Antiquities Museum" Aleppo Things to Do Tip by atufft

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  Byzantine Christian Mosaic
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  • Byzantine Christian Mosaic - Aleppo
      Byzantine Christian Mosaic
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  • Eroded Faces in Back of Aleppo Museum - Aleppo
      Eroded Faces in Back of Aleppo Museum
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  • Aramaic Garden Relief - Aleppo
      Aramaic Garden Relief
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  • Byzantine Christian Mosaic - Aleppo
      Byzantine Christian Mosaic
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  • Armaic Lion Statue in Front Garden - Aleppo
      Armaic Lion Statue in Front Garden
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Sorry, you might as well forget it. This has been looted as have the sites I visited during this tragic civil war

Many of these pieces came from sites that can be visited. For example, if one goes out to the Ain Dara, Aramaic/Hittite temple in the Dead Cities region, one will notice that the best pieces have been wisely moved to the Aleppo Museum. Therefore, it's a good idea to see both the archeological dig and the museum to piece together a finer understanding of these ancient cultures. Incidentally, as an update to museum policies, it appears that photography is tolerated, but no flash is allowed. It's a relaxed atmosphere nevertheless although the exhibits are in general poorly labeled.

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  • Updated Apr 25, 2016
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Aleppo, such a wonderful place before, especially the citadel

    • atufft's Profile Photo
      Apr 25, 2016 at 10:36 PM

      So, have been to Jerash and Syria before. Seems sort of hopeless by watching on TV, but I guess that some of this wealth of stone will survive. The problem is that the degradation simply by the rain and wind is enough, to add human caused damage is more that this stuff can take.

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Apr 26, 2016 at 3:53 AM

      such a pity what the people are doing

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