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  The lure of Aleppo
The Aleppo a ccent is graceless and clipped, says a Damascus merchant in all earnestness, because the city lacks the bountiful flowing water that formed the fluent Damascene people.
Converted from a palace by Arghun al-Ka mili, a governor of Aleppo, its courtyard may have served as a waitingroom, and the iwans - outdoor livingrooms with one face open to the courtyard- probably doubled as stages, for records show that musicians' salaries were provided as part of health care.
The dazzling diamonds of the ladies, and the various colours of their dresses, the lights, the singing of the birds, and the trickling of the water falling on the marble basins, made one fancy it to be Fairyland.
almashriq.hiof.no /syria/900/the_lure_of_aleppo   (2926 words)

  ALEPPO - LoveToKnow Article on ALEPPO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleppo is about midway between the sea and the Euphrates, a little nearer the latter.
The attempt made by the British Euphrates expedition in 1841 to connect Aleppo with the sea by steamer through the nearest point on the Euphrates, Meskin6, failed owing to the obstructed state of the stream and the insecurity of the riparian districts.
Aleppo is an important consular, statipn for all European powers, the residence of the Greek and Armenian Patriarchs of Antioch, and of Jacobite and Maronite bishops, and a station of Roman Catholic and Protestant missions.
36.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALEPPO.htm   (760 words)

 Aleppo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aleppo is also the name of two townships in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Aleppo (or Halab Arabic:حلب meaning "Fresh Milk", 36°13′N 37°10′E) is a city and province in northern Syria.
While more than 70% of Aleppo's inhabitants are Sunni Muslims (mainly Arabs, but also Kurds and a few ethnic Turks and Circassians), Aleppo is home to one of the richest and most diversified Christian communities of the Orient.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleppo   (1081 words)

 Aleppo Pine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) is a pine native to the Mediterranean region.
The range extends from Morocco and Spain north to southern France, Italy and Croatia, and east to Greece and northern Libya, with an outlying population (from which it was first described) in Syria (including Aleppo), Jordan and Israel.
Aleppo Pine is closely related to Turkish Pine, Canary Island Pine and Maritime Pine, which all share many features with it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleppo_Pine   (361 words)

The city of Aleppo is situated in the plain that stretches from the Orontes to the Euphrates in the northwestern extremity of the Syrian desert.
In ancient times Aleppo was a commercial depot for the trade between India, the regions along the Tigris and Euphrates, and the Mediterranean.
Aleppo remains the centre of the French Catholic missions of Syria.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01283b.htm   (531 words)

 Aleppo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, is situated in the northern Syrian territory only 1 hour away from the Turkish border.
Entrance to the Ayyubid Palace at the Aleppo Citadel.
It is definitely the largest of Aleppo's khans, and it was constituted of banks, and the consulates of French, English and Dutch commerce.
www.syrialive.net /tourism/MajorSites/Aleppo/Aleppo.htm   (1470 words)

 Aleppo - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aleppo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the administrative centre of the governorate of Aleppo; population (1996 est) 3,694,000.
The province of Aleppo was united with Damascus to form Syria under a French mandate which was ended in 1946.
Aleppo is connected by railway to Damascus, as well as to Istanbul, Baghdad, and Beirut;; it also has an airport and is a terminus of the currently non-functioning oil pipeline to Iraq.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Aleppo   (491 words)

 Aleppo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Aleppo is a transportation hub; it has an international airport and is connected by rail with Damascus and the Mediterranean port of Latakia, as well as with Turkey and Iraq.
A flourishing city of the Byzantine Empire, it was taken without a struggle by the Arabs in 638; subsequently, in the late 11th cent., it was captured by the Seljuk Turks.
The Univ. of Aleppo (1960), Aleppo Institute of Music (1955), and Muslim theological schools are in the city.
www.bartleby.com /65/al/Aleppo.html   (350 words)

 Syria Gate - About Syria - Aleppo's History
Aleppo, going back to the early 2nd millennium BC, competes with Damascus on being the oldest inhabited city in the world.
Aleppo (Halab) was the capital of the Amorite kingdom of Yamkhad, in the middle centuries of that millennium.
At the Mameluke period, trade was diverted from Aleppo to the North in Antioch and to the South through Palmyra.
www.syriagate.com /Syria/about/cities/Aleppo/history.htm   (370 words)

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Aleppo is the oldest inhabited city in history.
It knew human settlement since the eleventh millennium B.C. through the residential houses which were discovered in Al-Qaramel Hill.Aleppo has been conquered by many nations and civilizations since the 4
fifteen centuries ago up till now Aleppo becomes one of the most important Islamic cities through its economical, historical, artistic and cultural legacy.
www.aleppo-cic.sy /en/index.htm   (133 words)

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Aleppo's main attraction is the fascinating area of covered souks, a maze of narrow, twisting streets, reaching 7km (4.5 miles) in length, under a vaulted, stone roof.
Aleppo's museums are the Archaeological Museum in the centre of town, containing many artifacts and statues from local sites, and the Museum of Popular Tradition, situated in the Souk as-Souf (wool market).
Because the city of Aleppo is such a melting-pot of nationalities and cultures, there is a fine selection of local dishes in the restaurants of the modern town.
www.arab.net /syria/sy_aleppo.htm   (317 words)

 The Aleppo Codex
The Aleppo Codex is an especially valuable witness to the early Masoretic textual tradition associated with Rabbi Aaron Ben Asher, a famous grammarian and scribe of the tenth century.
In 1948 the synagogue in which the Aleppo Codex was kept was attacked and set on fire by rioters.
Penkower, "Maimonides and the Aleppo Codex." Textus 9 (1981), pp.
www.bible-researcher.com /aleppo.html   (863 words)

Aleppo is situated on an arid plateau at an elevation of 430 metres above sea level.
Aleppo's economy is based on trading agricultural products; on carpet factories, output of silk, cotton, wool textiles, embroidery, silver and gold artifacts; and on leather goods.
Aleppo has a university, which was founded in 1960.
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Aleppo is connected to cities around the country by a network of roads and can easily be reached by public transport.
The Al-Bimaristan Al-Argoony, a striking example of islamic architecture, was built in the 14th century A.D. as a hospital for the mental and nervous diseases and is now used for presenting folk dances to tourists groups.
Excavations have uncovered a large temple of the 1st millennium B.C. astle of Najm is an Arab castle built on a high hill near the Euphrates.
www.msu.edu /user/zayzafo1/travel/aleppo.htm   (1133 words)

 Aleppo, Syria
Aleppo was prominent in the Christian era; it became a Bishopric and a huge cathedral was built in it, which is still standing.
Aleppo was famous for its architecture; for its attractive churches, mosques, schools, tombs and baths.
Nowadays, Aleppo is famous for its ancient citadel with medieval fortress, the great Umayyad mosque, and the extraordinary souqs (bazaars) with every conceivable kind of article for sale.
www.atlastours.net /syria/aleppo.html   (585 words)

 Aleppo Post: Aleppo vs. Damascus
Aleppo must have been the regional center before the border was drawn.
For ages, Aleppo has been a commercial and now industrial center in Syria and the region, and it once was the third largest city in the Ottoman Empire (after Istanbul and Cairo).
The old city of Urfa retains its "Aleppo Gate," as did Diyarbakir, pointing to the former role of Aleppo in the life of the region, which sadly was divided by a "hard" border nearly a century ago.
aleppost.blogspot.com /2005/05/aleppo-vs-damascus.html   (1292 words)

 Aleppo Pine Blight Mite Arizona Arborist, Consultation Tree Health Care Service, Expert Witness, Disease Diagnosis, ...
Aleppo pines in the western U.S. date back to the late 1800’s when they were widely planted by early settlers.
Aleppo pines are the most popular pines for warm desert landscapes of the southwestern U.S. In Arizona they are highly valued for being extremely heat and drought tolerant and for being one of the largest shade trees available for our urban deserts.
Aleppo pine mites were extremely small and inconspicuous and did not produce webs, perhaps explaining why they had not been observed previously.
www.artistic-arborist.com /may_2003.htm   (2000 words)

 The Central Synagogue in Aleppo, Syria
Apparently the Aleppo Synagogue included from the very beginning an adjacent courtyard that was used as an open-air synagogue in the summertime.
The Aleppo Synagogue edifice was divided into three main sections: a central courtyard that separated the western wing, where in modern times the “mustarabi” community used to worship, from the eastern section built at a later time during the 16th century and which served as Beth Midrash and prayer hall of the “Francos”, i.e.
Keter Aram Tzova (The Aleppo Codex), the most authoritative manuscript of the Masoretic text of the Bible, was kept in the Central Synagogue of Aleppo for some 500 years until 1947.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Synagogue/Aleppo.asp   (418 words)

 Aleppo Chamber of Commerce ::
The Aleppo Chamber of Commerce is considered one of the oldest and most ancient chambers of commerce in the Arab world as it was established in 1885.
Since its date of establishment it has been engaged in organizing and developing all business activities inthe city, and in rendering all services necessary for the continuation and improvement of its work.
www.aleppochamber.org   (126 words)

 Aleppo articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleppo ALEPPO [Aleppo] or Alep, Arabic Haleb, city (1993 est.
Ordained a priest in 1629, he resided at Aleppo in Syria as a chaplain, where he collected valuable manuscripts and studied Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, Samaritan, and Ethiopic.
He was born and lived most of his life in Maarrah, S of Aleppo.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00310.html   (437 words)

 Aleppo Elementary School   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleppo Elementary school students have been collaborating on a project with Nagatsuka Elementary School in Hiroshima, Japan.
Aleppo fifth graders are managing the project of folding 1000 origami cranes for peace, although every student in the school, as well as last year's 5th graders, have participated.
Aleppo students are nearly finished folding and stringing their cranes and are getting ready to send them off to the Japanese school.
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 Aleppo has fastest gain in population   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The spurt in growth in Aleppo -- 88 new residents -- is not the result of new subdivisions full of children and soccer moms, but of elderly residents who are moving to the Masonic Village at Sewickley, a large, very manicured retirement community that is in Aleppo despite its name.
Aleppo Commissioner Carolyn Smith said that's somewhat misleading because Aleppo's population is so small that any additions to it make it appear to be growing rapidly on a percentage point basis.
Smith said Aleppo is starting to work with adjoining communities and with the Quaker Valley Council of Governments on ways to share services with neighboring communities.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04177/337311.stm   (713 words)

 Ramsis Hotel Aleppo Syria :: About Aleppo
Reputed by some to be as old, if not older than Damascus, the city of Aleppo has been mentioned in historical manuscripts dating from the third millennium B.C. While it is the most important industrial and commercial city in Syria.
The most famous, and obvious, place of interest in Aleppo is the Citadel, which towers over the city on a hill where Abraham is said to have stopped to milk his cow.
In addition to the citadel, Aleppo's Umayyad mosque, Archaeological Mesuem, Turkish bathes, caravanserais, city gates, traditional houses, and finally, its exceptional covered suq are also of interest to the visitor.
www.ramsishotel.com /e_aleppo.html   (159 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Suq: 4000 Years Behind the Counter in Aleppo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aleppo in those times was the principal commercial entrepôt between East and West, where the riches of India and Mesopotamia met Mediterranean traders and middlemen who shipped the goods onward to the Greek mainland and, in later years, to Rome.
Aleppo has always been known not just for olive soap, which is common in many places, but laurel soap too, which only we Aleppines know how to make.
“Aleppo’s fine soaps originated in our hammam tradition, when the old men would gather at the bathhouse, and each wanted to show the others that his soap was the best.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/200402/suq.4000.years.behind.the.counter.in.aleppo.htm   (4096 words)

 Aleppo Codex: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This halakhic ruling gave the Aleppo Codex the seal of supreme textual authority.
Aleppo (or halab, arabic meaning "fresh milk") is a city and province in northern syria....
The Aleppo Codex is the source for several modern editions of the Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/aleppo_codex.htm   (1658 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Russells of Aleppo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Its main factory was in Constantinople (today's Istanbul) with depots at Smyrna (modern Izmir) and Aleppo (in today's Syria); Aleppo, in fact, was the main entrepot for the silk trade between England and Iran.
In describing the city of Aleppo, for example, the Russells are at once objective and enthusiastic.
In The Natural History of Aleppo, therefore, the Russells left what appears to be a historically accurate picture of that city as it was in the 18th century.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198201/the.russells.of.aleppo.htm   (1485 words)

 Syrian website calls for experienced mujahideen, as Aleppo becomes key point of departure for Iraq
The mention of Aleppo is significant in that it has long been the centre of Muslim activism in Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928, founded its first foreign branch in Aleppo in 1935, and the city later became the HQ of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria.
Aleppo retains its position of Sunni opposition to the regime and appears to act as a staging point for mujahideen.
jamestown.org /terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369740   (943 words)

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