[Sca-cooks] Medieval Market Burns

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Sep 30 18:36:41 PDT 2012

The news out of Syria is that "Large parts of Aleppo's covered market, the largest of its kind in the world and a Unesco world heritage site that traces its history back to the 14th century, have been reduced to ashes as government forces and rebels fight for control of the city.

Shops caught fire during clashes on Saturday and the flames spread rapidly, destroying at least 1,500 shops, partly because many of the small retail units tucked beneath the market's ancient arches were full of fabric, activists said."

It was also a major spice market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq_al-Madina



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