- Bab al-Hadid
Bab al-Hadid ( _ar. باب الحديد) (the Iron Gate) is a monument located in
Aleppo, Syria, was planned during the reign of al-Zahir Ghaziand built by his son Mohammed as Bab al-Qanat (the Aqueduct Gate). It was rebuilt by the final Mamluksultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawriin 1509 [Tabbaa, Yasser, 1997, Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, The Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 23-26.] . 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 havehad the trade in their family for many generations.
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