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Syria: Enormous 1,520 kg laurel soap unveiled in Aleppo as historic manufacturer reopens03:20

Syria: Enormous 1,520 kg laurel soap unveiled in Aleppo as historic manufacturer reopens

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
October 20, 2020 at 22:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

What is believed by its manufacturer to be the world's largest piece of laurel soap has been unveiled to the public at the Khan al-Sabun factory in Aleppo.

Visitors were seen on Tuesday taking photographs of the soap, which took pride of place on an illuminated stand after its unveiling at the premises earlier this month.

The presentation of the 1,520 kilogram (3,351 pound) handcrafted bar marked the reopening of the 500-year-old historic manufacturer, after the Syrian conflict and ISIS repression hit Aleppo hard and forced its closure.

Laurel soap, also known as Aleppo soap, is known worldwide for its supposed benefits for the skin and hair, thanks to its natural ingredients and centuries-long traditions guarded by Aleppo's manufacturer families.

Syria: Enormous 1,520 kg laurel soap unveiled in Aleppo as historic manufacturer reopens03:20
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What is believed by its manufacturer to be the world's largest piece of laurel soap has been unveiled to the public at the Khan al-Sabun factory in Aleppo.

Visitors were seen on Tuesday taking photographs of the soap, which took pride of place on an illuminated stand after its unveiling at the premises earlier this month.

The presentation of the 1,520 kilogram (3,351 pound) handcrafted bar marked the reopening of the 500-year-old historic manufacturer, after the Syrian conflict and ISIS repression hit Aleppo hard and forced its closure.

Laurel soap, also known as Aleppo soap, is known worldwide for its supposed benefits for the skin and hair, thanks to its natural ingredients and centuries-long traditions guarded by Aleppo's manufacturer families.

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