The World’s Loss

bIMH_7071Aleppo’s 14th  century Al-Madina souk, the longest covered historic market in the world and known for the richness and variety of its goods, was destroyed by fire during fighting in September 2012.  In April 2013 the minaret of Aleppo’s 11th century Umayyad mosque was destroyed and the mosque damaged during fighting.  The world has lost yet another slice of its history, the merchants have lost their livelihood, families have been destroyed, lives have been lost.

Who has gained from this destruction?

b3a bIMM_6032Top two photographs – Al Madina souk, 2008 & 2010
Bottom photograph – Umayyad Mosque, 2010

All photographs by delikizinyeri 


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