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    Saint George’s Church

    by dr.firas Written Mar 31, 2003

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    Saint George’s Church:
    It’s in my opinion the greatest church in Aleppo in Architectures.
    It’s also located near Al Tawhhid Mosque.
    And don’t be surprised any more of this wonderful Phenomena in Syria.
    Moslems believes on Saint George too but they call him: Sire “Al Khouder”
    You’ll see on his honor a Tomb inside Aleppo Citadel, of course without the body of Saint George, but only on his Honor.

    Saint George���s Church

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    Houses of God

    by dr.firas Written Mar 31, 2003

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    Franciscan Monastery:
    It was built in the period of French occupation to Syria in: 1920
    So it has the French style of Monasteries.
    It was the school of my mother, and her Teachers were French Nuns.
    Now days it lost the school quality but still have a group of French Nuns.
    Today all the scouts of Aleppo have the membership in this Monastery.
    My young sister Nour is a member now days.
    Also many musical parties and other activities and Festivals are done on the Franciscan Monastery.

    Franciscan Monastery

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    a great aleppo singer: Sabagh Fakhri

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 18, 2003

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    Sabah Fakhri is a wonderful singer that it's worth discovering. He sings the traditional qudood and muwashahat music types of Aleppo, which I discovered I really liked a lot. he's not such an obscure name as it may seem: in 1966 he was invited to perform at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. His music is very easy to find, since he's very popular in the Middle East. A curiosity: he's also mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records for a 10 hours long concert held in Caracas, Venezuela.

    Sabagh Fakhri, class 1933

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    foreign language news on TV

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 13, 2003

    Surprise, surprise! It's possible to know what's going on in the world and in Syria after all! One of the local Tv stations (whose name i sadly don't remember) has short Syrian foreign news programs in several languages! I don't know about the English one, but the news in French are at 8 PM... it's basically a list of what world leaders have done and who they've met that day, but it's still better than nothing.

    french news on an old B/W TV chez madame olga

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    Aleppo is a crossroad city,...

    by Turco Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Aleppo is a crossroad city, therefore there are many ethnic groups and cultures that have influenced this historic city. In Aleppo there are Arabs, Armenians, Kurds, Jews, Russians, Turks and many others. There is also a great diversity in religions. Although most of the population is Muslim, there are also many Christian communities and a very small Jewish community.
    People in Aleppo are usually very friendly and open to foreigners. Enjoy this overlooked jewel!

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    T-square cafe

    by Robin020 Written Feb 12, 2012

    T-Square Cafe
    This place is were locals gather to have a drink and also families
    many youngs and locals gathers for coffee and is situated in the univercity quarter.

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    Syrian money Currency

    by Robin020 Updated Jun 7, 2011

    The currency used in the Syria
    is the Syrian pounds or Liras in Local language......
    1 Euro =60 liras
    The money in Arabic/Syrian called masari

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    Capital of Islamic Culture

    by iwys Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    70% of Aleppo's population are Sunni Muslims and in 2006 the city was designated the Capital of Islamic Culture. There was a special exhibition to mark the occasion.

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    Meat and cherries

    by iwys Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    A traditional Aleppo dish is lamb kebab mixed with cherry sauce. Personally, I found it too sweet. But, the locals are proud to point out this dish is unique to their city.

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    The Museum

    by dr.firas Written Mar 2, 2003

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    Aleppo's Museum should absolutely be Visited by you once you're in Aleppo.
    It shows ancient remains of the ancient Civilizations which lived in this area.
    It is like magic

    Me and Cora...Aleppo Museum

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    Welcoming

    by fouads Written Sep 6, 2002

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    When you came to Aleppo generally you will welcomed by the people here when they see you a travler and try give you any help they can .

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