Ancient City of Aleppo
Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ancient City of Aleppo", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.