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With its honeycombed dome and intricately decorated doorway, Matbakh al-Ajami is considered a masterpiece of Zengid-period architecture. It was built in the 12th century as a palace and is one of the few remaining structures from that period. The Zengid dynasty was of Seljuk Turkish origin and ruled Aleppo from 1128 AD until 1181 AD, after which Saladdin conquered the city.

Address: Sharia al-Jamea al-Omawi (Omayyad Mosque St)
Directions: Just north of Khan al-Wazir

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2007
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