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Syria: Aleppo souq and Umayyad mosque reconstruction begins

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A group of Italian engineers and experts have been transferred to the Syrian city to work with locals and teach them the necessary skills to restore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the souq, minaret and Umayyad mosque

Source: ANSA Med – The project is funded by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, part of the Aga Khan network created to revitalize developing countries and working mainly in Africa and Asia. On March 2, the project will be presented to the world by Radwan Khawatmi, a member of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture board, in Palermo. By his side will be mayor Leoluca Orlando and culture councillor Andrea Cusumano. The preview will help valorize the project for Palermo Capital of Culture 2018

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