Before and After Photos Show the Heartbreaking Destruction of the City of Aleppo

For centuries, Aleppo was the Syrian region’s largest city and the Ottoman Empire’s third-largest, after Constantinople and Cairo. It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. But the ongoing Syrian Civil War has laid waste to this ancient city. UNESCO World Heritage Sites have been demolished, along with Mosques, markets, roads, parks, and countless buildings.

Since 2014, Olympia, a local restaurant in Aleppo, has been posting heartbreaking before and after photos on Facebook, capturing the unspeakable damage the city and its people have endured.

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