Bab Qinnasrin

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Bab Qinnasrin

Bab Qinnasrin (Arabic: باب قنسرين‎, Gate of Qinnasrin) is one of the gates of the medieval Old City of Aleppo in northern Syria. In its present form, it dates to 1256.

History[edit]

The gate was originally built by the Hamdanid ruler Sayf al-Dawla in 964, and fitted with the doors of the gate of Amorium, taken as spoils by Caliph al-Mu'tasim after his sack of the city in 838. Al-Mu'tasim installed them at the entrance of his palace in Samarra, until they were taken, probably towards the end of the 9th century, and installed at al-Raqqah, whence Sayf al-Dawla in turn took them.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meinecke, Michael (1995). "al-Raqqa". The Encyclopedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume VIII: Ned–Sam. Leiden and New York: BRILL. pp. 410–414. ISBN 90-04-09834-8. 

Coordinates: 36°11′40″N 37°9′20″E / 36.19444°N 37.15556°E / 36.19444; 37.15556