The site, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List, was closed to visitors in September 2015 for carrying out restoration work due to the risk of rocks falling over the structure.
Since restoration work began in 2017, Big Ben has been largely silenced, sounding only for important events. It last tolled on Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.
People are slowly bringing the Old City of Aleppo back to life after its destruction in Syria's ongoing civil war. UNESCO is helping with the reconstruction effort.
The war-torn city urgently needs more money to restore its water and power supplies.
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