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Syria: Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations03:13

Syria: Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
July 7, 2019 at 13:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

The ancient coppersmiths' market, known as 'Souk al-Nahhaseen', in Aleppo's Bab al-Nasr neighbourhood was reopened following restoration works, as footage filmed on Saturday shows.

Souk al-Nahhaseen, situated near Aleppo citadel, was reportedly built in 1539. The coppersmiths' market suffered significant damage during the country's protracted war. Prior to its destruction, it housed dozens of traditional and modern production shops.

Coppersmith Mohammad Hussein Nemra, who had worked at Souk al-Nahhaseen before its destruction, said that the history of Souk al-Nahhaseen is "truly old," adding that "the market now is improving again, and the jobs are back."

According to Hussein Nemra, "the coppersmith job is ancient in Syria," which he said "dates back to our fathers' and grandfathers' times."

He went on to say, "This craft is back again. Thank God, we are reviving it for [the construction of] houses, decorations, architectural designs and everything."

Syria: Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations03:13
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The ancient coppersmiths' market, known as 'Souk al-Nahhaseen', in Aleppo's Bab al-Nasr neighbourhood was reopened following restoration works, as footage filmed on Saturday shows.

Souk al-Nahhaseen, situated near Aleppo citadel, was reportedly built in 1539. The coppersmiths' market suffered significant damage during the country's protracted war. Prior to its destruction, it housed dozens of traditional and modern production shops.

Coppersmith Mohammad Hussein Nemra, who had worked at Souk al-Nahhaseen before its destruction, said that the history of Souk al-Nahhaseen is "truly old," adding that "the market now is improving again, and the jobs are back."

According to Hussein Nemra, "the coppersmith job is ancient in Syria," which he said "dates back to our fathers' and grandfathers' times."

He went on to say, "This craft is back again. Thank God, we are reviving it for [the construction of] houses, decorations, architectural designs and everything."

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