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Photo credit: Kevin Bubriski Featured in the March/April 2004 print edition of Saudi Aramco World

Suq: 4000 Years Behind the Counter in Aleppo

by The Aleppo Project on February 1, 2017

We will be featuring monthly reposts of archived Saudi Aramco World articles on Aleppo as part of the 100 Aspects of Aleppo series. This article was featured in the March/April 2004 print edition of Saudi Aramco World.

Written by Louis Werner

Photographs by Kevin Bubriski

 

Aleppo vies with Damascus for the title of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Both are mentioned in Eblaite tablets from the third millennium BC, where Aleppo goes by the name Hal-pa-pa, but fine neo-Hittite reliefs recently found in Aleppo’s towering citadel mound may give a slight edge in the antiquity contest to this more northerly of Syria’s two largest cities.

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