Also known as the Umayyad Mosque, the site was reopened in 2006 after a 20-year renovation project.
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The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world's oldest cities, is today a grim testament to the ravages of Syria's war. The doors have been blasted away, the walls have been shredded by gunfire and shrapnel, and the minaret where the Muslim call to prayer sounded for 900 years has been toppled and shattered. Syrians are only now able to survey the damage wrought by more than four years of war. Known as the Umayyad Mosque, the site was reopened in 2006 after a 20-year renovation project.Khaled al-Masri, director of museums and antiquities in Aleppo, downplayed the extent of the destruction, saying the mosque could be repaired within a year and the minaret rebuilt in three.
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