Thursday, February 17, 2011

Aleppo, Syria

Students and teachers on a field trip: They are "doing geography," in this case political geography. They are learning to love Halab (to outsiders: Aleppo), the 'head city' of northern Syria, by visiting the Citadel. Could Damascus offer anything more magnificent? Doubtful. Thus, the rivalry between Syria's dual cores continues into the next generation. [1993]

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