The commercial Souk Al-Sweiqah near the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo is under restoration. The souk dates back to the Byzantine era, fifth century AD. The original meaning of the word ”al-sweiqah” is ”small market in a neighbourhood”. Al-Sweiqah played an important commercial role in the 18th century, during which it would sell home appliances and utensils. Some Syrian Jewish families imported from Germany and sold them at the souk. The souk continuee specializing in home appliances and utensils until the war.