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Madrasa Halawiyeh

The madrasa is an Islamic school that was built by Nur al-Din (1118-1174) on the apse of the former Byzantine cathedral of Aleppo. The capitals are very close stylistically to those at Qalat Seman, suggesting that the church was originally built in the second half of the fifth century. Beside the steps down into the madrasa is a large basalt block inscribed with Christian symbols and some Syriac words. Its placement seems designed to underline Islamic supremacy over the former Christian owners of the site.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

1st December 1992 to 1st January 1970

Contributor

Cherryl & Richmond Hunt
Emma Loosley

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Architecture

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Collection

Aleppo

Citation

Emma Loosley, “Madrasa Halawiyeh,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 17, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/203.

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