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"Over the past five years, many people have come to know Aleppo for its gruesome violence. But the city is deeply rooted in history. Shakespeare mentions the city in Macbeth and Othello in the context of a far-off exotic place … It is one of the most revered cities in the region, and its rich history invokes profound stories about victory and defeat, success and suffering."
Aleppo: Elegy for a doomed city whose history spans centuries
Hassan Hassan recalls a visit before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and reflects on the destruction of the city
THEGUARDIAN.COM|DE HASSAN HASSAN