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Citadel of Aleppo

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Jan van der Crabben
by Memorino
published on 08 June 2012
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The Citadel of Aleppo (Arabic: قلعة حلب‎) is a large medieval fortified palace in the centre of the old city of Aleppo, northern Syria. It is considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world. Usage of the Citadel hill dates back at least to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Subsequently occupied by many civilizations including the Greeks, Byzantines, Ayyubids and Mamluks, the majority of the construction as it stands today is thought to originate from the Ayyubid period.

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Memorino, . (2012, June 08). Citadel of Aleppo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/685/citadel-of-aleppo/

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Memorino, . "Citadel of Aleppo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 08, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/685/citadel-of-aleppo/.

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Memorino, . "Citadel of Aleppo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jun 2012. Web. 16 Apr 2021.

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