Bab al-Hadid


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 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 [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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