Aleppo


Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. The 13th-century citadel, 12th-century Great Mosque and various 17th-century madrasas, palaces, caravanserais, and hammams all form part of the city’s cohesive, unique urban fabric, now threatened by overpopulation.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Aleppo," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed September 23, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/aleppo/.