Bayt Al-'Aqqad: The History and Restoration of a House in Old Damascus

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Today Bayt al-'Aqqad is one of 23 buildings in old Damascus which come under the UNESCO World Heritage programme, but when the Danish Institute in Damascus took over the house in 1997 it had been derelict for 50 years and was in a very sorry state indeed. In the following years Danish architects and restorers worked together with Syrian colleagues on an admirable restoration of the house. Step by step new aspects turned up, showing that the building was not only a beautiful house with a long history - the house is founded ...

Bayt Al-'Aqqad: The History and Restoration of a House in Old Damascus 2005, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, Aarhus

ISBN-13: 9788779342156

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