Bab al-Hadid

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Bab al-Hadid (Arabic: باب الحديد‎) meaning the Iron Gate of Victory, is one of the nine historical gates of the Ancient City of Aleppo, Syria. It is one of the well-preserved gates of old Aleppo.

History[edit]

The gate was planned during the reign of Az-Zahir Ghazi and built by his son Mohammed as Bab al-Qanat (the Aqueduct Gate). It was rebuilt by the final Mamluk sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri in 1509.[1] The gate and surrounding quarters of the old city are some of the best preserved areas in the old city of Aleppo. It was historically known for its blacksmiths and to this day, there are some operating with the same traditional practices, most of whom have had the trade in their family for many generations.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tabbaa, Yasser, 1997, Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, The Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 23-26.

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Coordinates: 36°12′12″N 37°10′01″E / 36.20333°N 37.16694°E / 36.20333; 37.16694