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Al- Qaiqan Mosque, or Crows' Mosque, is just opposite Bab Antakya. Two basalt columns, originally part of a Hittite temple, are built into the front wall, either side of the entrance. A stone block from the 14th century BC, bearing a Hittite inscription, also used to be part of the wall, but it has since been removed. Most of the current building is from the early Ottoman period.

It is quite possible that people have been worshipping on this spot for at least 3,400 years: another reminder that Aleppo is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

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  • Updated Apr 5, 2007
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