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Aleppo’s ‘magical’ Historical Old City has been lost

Aleppo, Syria, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The entire downtown area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, before the revolution in 2011, the city had a thriving arts and cultural scene. But the war has changed everything. Lina Sergie Attar, a writer and architect who grew up in Aleppo,…

[Photo credits-featured image: Theatre of the Citadel of Aleppo, Syria – By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons]

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